An Appeals Court has ruled the search warrants used to raid Kim Dotcom’s New Zealand mansion were legal. The decision is a setback in Dotcom’s battle against extradition to the US, where he is wanted for copyright charges in connection with MegaUpload.
Megaupload founder and web tycoon Kim Dotcom is launching registration for his New Zealand political party on Monday. Tickets for his 40th birthday, coinciding with the launch, went in minutes, with more than 15,000 people planning to attend.
Congressional leaders on the US trade policy have introduced legislation that would grant President Barack Obama “fast-track authority” to enact three looming global trade accords, including the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
File-sharing mogul Kim Dotcom warned PayPal not to work with his rivals because of their “criminal activity” and admitted in Skype chats he made money from Megaupload users sharing copyrighted songs, US prosecutors claim in documents unveiled Friday.
The NSA was prepared to secretly collect data on citizens of Australia, Canada and New Zealand – without the knowledge or consent of their governments, and despite the ‘Five Eyes’ joint spying program with those countries, a Snowden leak reveals.
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has filed a $6.9 million (NZ$8.55 million) lawsuit against the New Zealand police and spy agency over the 2012 “over-aggressive and invasive” raid on his mansion and the spying that preceded it, NZ media reveal.
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has confirmed he plans to launch New Zealand political party to run an election campaign next year. But PM John Key has mocked the Megaupload founder’s desire to enter politics, saying it is a stunt to fight his extradition.
Tensions are high in New Zealand over a new bill that would allow the country’s GCSB agency to conduct warrantless NSA-style spying on citizens. Prime Minister John Key, who was grilled on the bill at a presser, cut the meeting short and left early.
Kim Dotcom’s Mega.co.nz is working on a highly-secure email service to run on a non-US-based server. It comes as the US squeezes email providers that offer encryption and Mega’s CEO calls Lavabit’s shutdown an “honorable act of Privacy Seppuku.”