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When Lavabit, the email service used by Edward Snowden, shut itself down, many people were worried that it was the end of secure privacy-focused email. Kim Dotcom has decided to capitalize on that by putting up a ”highly-secure email service to run on a non-US-based server.”
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“The biggest tech hurdle is providing email functionality that people expect, such as searching emails, that are trivial to provide if emails are stored in plain text (or available in plain text) on the server side.
A couple of the major Hollywood studios have asked Google to remove the homepage of Kim Dotcom’s Mega from Google search results. This includes NBC Universal and Warner Bros, who are claiming that their copyrighted content is hosted on the URL (http://mega.co.nz) and want it taken down.…Read More »
Kim Dotcom advised his Twitter followers not to use US-based web services like Apple’s iCloud, Google Gmail and Skype because they ”provide (by law) secret & untraceable NSA backdoors to all your data.” So what will people use if they ditch those services?…Read More »
After launching Mega in one of the strangest technology press conferences to date, it looks like the site is already target of anti-piracy groups that want it shut down.
Robert King, who is affiliated with the adult industry, is also behind an anti-piracy group called StopFileLockers.…Read More »
Leave it up to Kim Dotcom to not be content with simply launching a new file-sharing service, but to have an actual launch event to go with it that is probably crazier than he is.
The whole event can be viewed on Youtube…
…and it’s up there in terms of strangeness with Qualcomm’s ‘Born Mobile’ event at CES.…Read More »
Looks like Kim Dotcom is definitely going through with launching his latest file sharing service Mega, despite its striking similarities to the ill-fate Megaupload. It’s also launching soon — like this Saturday kind of soon.
Dotcom also recently revealed through Twitter that the service will be going big right away with its storage offerings, giving users a free 50GB to start with.…Read More »
IFPI, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, is a music industry group that represents 1,400 publishers worldwide. Recently a IFPI study, conducted by their Head of Internet Anti-piracy Operations, was leaked on their website which provided insights such as piracy activity on the Internet, techniques used by pirates to gain access to content, and methods used by IFPI to catch pirates.…Read More »