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Mega announced by Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

Mega announced by Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

Back on October 18, we reported that Megaupload's founder Kim Dotcom planned to launch a new file sharing service named Mega. Mega will replace the banned Megaupload file-sharing website, which now displays nothing more than a spiffy FBI notice. The new file-sharing network has been announced, and is set to launch in January.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 18, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 18, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening, everyone. This afternoon we had a bunch of quarterly reports hit, and some were better than others. Google posted its quarterly report a little prematurely, a blunder that had a hand in driving down the price of the company's stock. Later on in the day, we heard from Microsoft, which managed to do pretty good in its first quarter. Sadly, AMD posted its results for quarter 3 just a little while ago, and things aren't looking too good for the company - in fact, it says that it will have to layoff around 15% of its workforce in an attempt to save some money.

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Megaupload founder creates new file-sharing service, calls it “Mega”

Megaupload founder creates new file-sharing service, calls it “Mega”

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has faced a lot of grief lately from pretty much everyone with a badge. His house was raided, and he was thrown in jail for a bit. However, he's back and isn't even close to getting out of the business that got him in trouble in the first place. Along with his past colleagues, Dotcom is starting another file-sharing service called "Mega."

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Inquiry into spying on Kim Dotcom ordered by NZ Prime Minister

Inquiry into spying on Kim Dotcom ordered by NZ Prime Minister

We talked a lot about the drama centering on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. The New Zealand Prime Minister has ordered an official inquiry into claims that the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) unlawfully spied on Dotcom. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has called efforts to intercept communications sent by Dotcom illegal.

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Department of Justice, FBI seize three Android pirate sites

Department of Justice, FBI seize three Android pirate sites

The federal government has continued its crack down on piracy, with the Department of Justice announcing that three different sites which market pirated Android apps have been shut down. The websites in question - applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com - are now all under the government's control, and all three display the same copyright notice that has graced Megaupload for the better part of the year. The DoJ says that this is the first time any websites relating to pirated mobile apps have been shut down.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: August 9th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: August 9th, 2012

This morning it's time for the leaks to come rolling in, starting with the Sony Xperia Tablet - all thin and new looking. Two "pre-human" species have been found in another awesome day in science that'll be bringing new understanding to us on the whole "where did we come from" question. There's still a bunch of Agent Orange over in Vietnam from the conflict they (and we) had about 40 years ago - now we're going to help get rid of it with super-heat.

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Megaupload Dotcom mansion raid video released

Megaupload Dotcom mansion raid video released

We've been talking about the legal drama centering on Megaupload owner Kim Dotcom and other executives with the file sharing company for a while. The legal battle has centered on having Dotcom and other managers of the website extradited to the United States to stand trial for alleged mass copyright infringement. As the case has drawn on, courts have ruled the search warrants used in the raid on Dotcom's home were invalid.

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Steve Wozniak speaks: Megaupload frustrations, Microsoft praise and Google Glass lust

Steve Wozniak speaks: Megaupload frustrations, Microsoft praise and Google Glass lust

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has spoken out on his frustrations around the Megaupload case, as well as praising Microsoft's visual design as something Steve Jobs would be proud of. The outspoken exec voiced his dissatisfaction with the Kim Dotcom case while at the Entel Summit in Chile, FayerWayer reports, refusing to comment on whether he believes high-ranking politicians had a hand in the investigation, but expressing dismay at some of the techniques used to bring Dotcom to trial.

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Extradition hearing for Megaupload founders postponed until March 2013

Extradition hearing for Megaupload founders postponed until March 2013

Extradition hearing for Megaupload's Kim Dotcom and the other founders of the file sharing company was set for August 6 of this year. That date would've put the hearing roughly six months after Dotcom's mansion was raided in New Zealand on a US warrant for alleged copyright infringement. That extradition hearing has now been delayed.

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FBI rations Dotcom Megaupload evidence access

FBI rations Dotcom Megaupload evidence access

Back in May, the judge presiding over the extradition case between Kim Dotcom and the US government ruled that Dotcom was allowed access to the files and information that the FBI held on him. Lawyers from both sides met yesterday to argue exactly what would be handed over, the result being a 40-page document compiled from 22 million emails obtained by the FBI.

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Megaupload case stalls as evidence seize & share judged illegal

The massive US copyright infringement case against Megaupload founder Kim DotCom has found itself in choppy waters, after courts found search warrants used to seize data were invalid. In addition to New Zealand police acting without due process in their evidence collection, the New Zealand Herald reports, Justice Helen Winkelmann also decided that the FBI’s cloning of the confiscated hard-drives was invalid, as DotCom had not given his own consent to the process.

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Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is backing MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom and bashing the US piracy case against him for alleged copyright infringement charges. While Dotcom still has yet to be extradited from New Zealand, his assets have been seized by US officials and they’re trying to keep him from paying for a legal defense with his funds.

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