While users housing content on the troubled Megaupload site were given a two-week reprieve, one of its co-founders is having less luck. Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal for bail, with prosecutors fearing that he would flee from New Zealand and return to his native Germany, possibly making him safe from extradition.
German entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has acknowledged that he has run out of money after spending over $10 million on legal costs. Speaking through a Skype call at the unBound Digital conference in London, Dotcom said his three-year legal fight could be coming to an end. "My legal team resigned after I ran out of money," Dotcom said. "I spent $10 million to defend myself.
the hacker collective allegedly attacking the networks Kim Dotcom, an internet entrepreneur who became famous after authorities raided his New Zealand mansion in 2012 for running a file-sharing site called MegaUpload, attempted to restore service to Sony and Microsoft's online gaming networks Thursday night — by bargaining with the hacker collective allegedly attacking the networksSony's PlayStati
If you're famous for being the most hated man in music, it might be hard to convince musicians that you're on their side. That's the problem facingBaboom, the music streaming service started byMegauploadfounderKim Dotcom. Now, however, the company has parted ways with its infamous creator in the hope of improving relationships with the musicians it needs to recruit.
Recent world events have gotten many tech companies concerned about security and privacy. Some of them have scrambled to add, enhance, or even enforce security measures like encryption while governments and their leaders, like Cameron and now Obama , have scrambled to have them blocked or at the very least weakened.
It's been in the pipeline formore than a yearnow, but finally Kim Dotcom's Mega is ready to share its encrypted chat service with the world. 'MEGAchat' is pretty light on features -- it's basically just audio and video calls right now -- but the famous Megaupload founder says text chat and video conferencingare on the way.
The notorious hacker collective “Lizard Squad” says it is no longer attacking PlayStation Network or Xbox Live and will not do so in the future.You can thank Kim Dotcom for that, the group says on Twitter.KimSchmitz, a.k.a. KimDotcom, is the German founder of the defunct file-hosting service Megaupload, and the current founder of his new file-hosting service, Mega.
Apple was handed a setback in Australia on Wednesday when a Federal Court judge rejected Apple's appeal as the company tries to trademark the term "app store" in the country. The news of the rejection was first reported by The Sydney Morning Herald .
Kim Dotcom has been touting development of asecure chat servicefor more than a year, but it looks like those plans are finally firming up. He nowclaimsthat the project will launch "soon," and suggests that itmight be namedMegaChat. Whatever it's called, it still amounts to a moreNSA-resistantalternative to Skype.
Outspoken encryption enthusiast Kim Dotcom has promised the imminent arrival of his Skype rival, Mega's fully-encrypted video call and chat platform, which will be positioned as a pipeline for free-speech.
claimed to have successfully taken down two major gaming networks, Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live.The Lizard Squad didn't seem intimidated by Anonymous, or anyone. In fact, the group seemed willing to communicate with the public, and in interviews with press.
The computer networks for Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation 4 video game consoles were off line for most of Christmas Day, possibly because of an attack by a group of hackers with a history of targeting video games.
Yahoo is a troubled company with a tumultuous history . Annual revenues aren't growing and they haven't for years. It's under siege from activist investor Jeff Smith of Starboard Ventures. A couple of weeks ago it went through a "restructuring" that cost between 100 and 200 people their jobs . Because of all this chaos, Yahoo can be a hard place to work.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he always knew Google Glass would be a failure.in a New Yorker profile on design vice presidentthis week. In it, Cook mentions Google's troubled venture and says he "always thought it would flop."Here's the New Yorker excerpt in which Cook comments on Google Glass:To Ive, then unaware of Google's plans, "the obvious and right place" for such a thing was the wrist.
high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay" — also known as DDoS attacks, where servers are overloaded by massive amounts of bogus requests coming at the same time — for over 48 hours, through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
If you're on the move or struggling to gain control of the TV remote in your living room, the BBC's iPlayer apps are an easy way to watch its live programming. The problem, until now, has been that the mobile apps would only let you stream the England-specific versions of BBC One and BBC Two.
was convicted of all seven counts including trafficking drugs on the Internet, narcotics-trafficking conspiracy, running a continuing criminal enterprise, computer-hacking conspiracy and money-laundering conspiracy, according to Bloomberg.