Pranksters Get Kim Dotcom Kicked Off His Own Site For Piracy

Kim Dotcom is probably the most wanted man in the movie theaters' fight against piracy. He's under investigation by the FBI, and they're trying to extradite him from sunny, safe New Zealand to the States. But those pale in comparison to his latest problem: his account on Mega, the cloud storage site he founded last… » 11/15/14 5:22pm 11/15/14 5:22pm

Kim Dotcom Says His iTunes Library Is Worth $20,000

With the recent launch of Mega, Kim Dotcom has been on the upswing lately, at least when he's not getting stranded by a busted helicopter. Recently, he sat down with the Financial Times to discuss his status as a hero/villain, the future of content delivery, and the $20,000 he claims to have sunk into iTunes downloads. » 4/20/13 12:00pm 4/20/13 12:00pm

Mega Is Now Accepting Bitcoin Because Of Course It Is

Kim Dotcom's Mega has been marching on into the future, so far without any sort of considerable pestering from one pesky United States government. In the meantime, Dotcom's been doing his best to beef the service up, offering cash money to anyone who can strengthen its encryption. And now Mega is taking Bitcoin.… » 2/17/13 9:15am 2/17/13 9:15am

Mega Passed Its First Copyright Takedown Test

In addition to protecting itself from your pirated content with its see-no-evil encryption, Kim Dotcom's Mega service aims to stay on the law's good side by playing nicely with copyright takedown requests and keeping that super important DMCA safe harbor status. So far so good, too; it's responded to an early batch… » 1/27/13 5:00pm 1/27/13 5:00pm

Mega Is Going to Handle Password Resets Differently Than Everybody Else

Right now, Mega, the zombie file sharing service currently only useful for people with infinite patience and/or dial up Internet, doesn't offer any sort of password reset or recovery system. If you forget your Mega password, you're shit out of luck. That's because the password you use is the master key in decrypting… » 1/22/13 6:11pm 1/22/13 6:11pm

One Important Way Mega Is More Law-Proof than Megaupload

Mega is here, and you've been hearing a lot about its encryption, as well as it not really working too great just yet. But maybe the most important thing is Mega's promise of being less of a lawsuit magnet. A lot of steps have been taken there, but there's one that stands out as the biggest: Mega doesn't use… » 1/21/13 12:40pm 1/21/13 12:40pm