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‘Same copyright boat’: Dotcom vows not to sue Google, Facebook in exchange for legal support
Megaupload founder and Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom claimed via Twitter Wednesday that he invented Two Step Authentication, a method of online security that adds a layer of log-in protection, and called on major Internet players to respect his copyright.

23.05.2013 03:30

Kim Dotcom spying row prompts NZ to propose domestic snooping law
New Zealand unveiled a raft of proposals which would allow the country’s foreign intelligence agency to participate in domestic spying after the bureau found itself in hot water for illegally monitoring internet tycoon Kim Dotcom.

06.05.2013 13:34

New Zealand passes same-sex marriage bill
New Zealand has become the first Asia-Pacific country to legalize same-sex marriage after lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday extending civil union rights to gay couples.

17.04.2013 09:56

‘Public trust betrayed’: Dotcom demands New Zealand apologize for extensive illegal spying
Kiwi officials have determined that the state spy agency that monitored Mega founder Kim Dotcom broke the law in 88 similar cases. Meanwhile Internet tycoon Dotcom is putting pressure on officials to apologize for the wrongdoing.

10.04.2013 01:31

New Zealand considers Cyprus-style banking failure solution
New Zealand depositors could face a Cyprus-style tax on their bank accounts, as the government is planning to impose a similar strategy on its banks warns the country's Green Party.

19.03.2013 09:12

Dotcom can sue NZ’s intelligence agency, court rules
A New Zealand court has sided with IT tycoon Kim Dotcom, confirming his right to sue the national spy agency for damages over illegally gathering intelligence on him.

07.03.2013 09:00

Kim Dotcom loses court battle in US extradition case
The US has won a court appeal in its battle to extradite embattled Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom: A New Zealand court overturned a ruling forcing the US to grant Dotcom access to key evidence against him before his extradition hearing in August.

01.03.2013 06:30

Kim Dotcom wants to encrypt half of the internet to end government surveillance (FULL RT INTERVIEW)
In an in-depth interview, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom discusses the investigation against his now-defunct file-storage site, his possible extradition to the US, the future of Internet freedoms and his latest project Mega with RT’s Andrew Blake.

25.01.2013 00:10

Maori statue unveiled in snow-stricken Antarctica (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Despite being over 2,000 miles from New Zealand’s capital Wellington, the country has decided to unveil a bizarrely placed Maori statue in the depths of Antarctica, celebrating with a present of whisky from a 100-year-old frozen hoard.

20.01.2013 14:55

Kim Dotcom: 'Nothing will stop Mega'
A defiant Kim Dotcom vowed to win his upcoming extradition hearing during the Sunday night launch party for his new project, Mega.

20.01.2013 11:11

Mega launch: Kim Dotcom's new file storage project kicks off
Kim Dotcom, founder of the file-storage website Megaupload outlawed by the US, has launched his new project, Mega. It comes exactly one year after the US authorities shut down Megaupload and Dotcom's New Zealand mansion was raided.

19.01.2013 17:55

Mediaworks pulls plug on Kim Dotcom’s Mega ad campaign
Mediaworks, a New Zealand media company, has cancelled an ad campaign for Kim Dotcom’s new business Mega, a file-locker service. The enfant terrible of web media still faces extradition to the US for breaking copyright laws.

16.01.2013 19:44