Tagged With megaupload

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The lifespan of software is a curious thing. Unless a program is deemed irreplaceable by an industry (like Photoshop), most die out or are succeeded by a better — or cheaper — option a few years later. Even games, outside of retro collectors' items or unicorn hits (Diablo II), lose steam. After the downfall of Napster, Kazaa, Limewire and the rest of the early file-sharing clients, most people assumed that single source peer-to-peer (P2P) piracy programs — the kind where you download music or other files from exactly one user — died out. But one of them, Soulseek, weathered three of file-sharing's mass extinctions, and has quietly remained one of the best sources of obscure music.

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A 191-page document has been shown in the case of the United States vs Kim Dotcom, and within are details of the operations of Megaupload, and the flaunted wealth of Dotcom himself. While Dotcom is in the middle of separate legal action against New Zealand for potentially extralegal spying, the US will use Skype chats, financial data, and email content in their own court case.

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If you had your heart set on getting back some of the data you had stored on Megaupload, now would be a good time to stop hoping. According to Kim Dotcom, petabytes of user data have already been deleted off old Megaupload servers. Thousands of pirated movies cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

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Kim Dotcom has a lot of fingers in a lot of pies. He's fighting off international criminal charges, he's a Call Of Duty champion, he's a musician, and now it turns out, he's also a patent vendor. Kim claims to own the patent that deals with Twitter's new two-factor authentication service, and he wants to sell it to me.

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Kim Dotcom just broadcast a batshit spectacle live to the world from his mansion in New Zealand. Lofty ideas! Techno! A fake FBI raid! The gist: His new startup Mega isn't just super-private file storage in the cloud. It's a political statement about your privacy. Your data is yours and yours alone.

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Mega, Kim Dotcom's big, flashy new copyright-dismantling file-sharing/storage site with encryption up the wazoo has finally launched. You can head on over and sign up right now. That is, so long as the site can hold under the crazy traffic. So far, it looks like it's getting crushed under traffic. Different people are experiencing different things.

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Ahead of the official launch tomorrow, Kim Dotcom's Mega is live early for some members of the press. The landing page at mega.co.nz now redirects to kim.com/mega (in Safari) and shows an error to people using Chrome. Here's everything we know so far about the new Megaupload. UPDATED WITH HANDS-ON IMPRESSIONS.

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Kim Dotcom has been hyping up Megaupload's new website Mega for so long that it seemed like a given that the file sharing site would come back bigger and badder. But it doesn't look likely because Me.ga has already been shut down by Gabon, a small country in Africa that controls the .ga domain.

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Ever since Megaupload was raided and shut down, there has been wild speculation about what would happen to the data stored on its servers. Now, US prosecutors are proposing a route forward which will make it impossible for any normal person to recover their data.