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  • Was Megaupload Targeted Because Of Its Upcoming Megabox Digital Jukebox Service?

    Was Megaupload Targeted Because Of Its Upcoming Megabox Digital Jukebox Service?

    Last Thursday the US Justice Department came down hard on Megaupload and its mega founder, Kim Dotcom. In the days since, there has been a shake-up of sorts in the digital storage realm. Several smaller sites have drastically changed their business models. Others, like MediaFire, reached out to me after I published this post attempting to distance themselves from Megaupload. However, yesterday… Read More

  • Megaupload Bust Causes Cyberlocker Panic – But It’s Only Temporary

    Megaupload Bust Causes Cyberlocker Panic – But It’s Only Temporary

    Oh god! Megaupload has fallen and its brethren are dropping like flies! The age of the cyberlocker is passing. No longer will we be able to host a large file somewhere for free and have someone else download it. Actually, it’s not quite so dire, but it’s true that a number of major file hosts have either shut down, closed part of their service, or changed the way they operate. Read More

  • With MegaUpload Down, Who’s Next? RapidShare? SoundCloud? DropBox?

    With MegaUpload Down, Who’s Next? RapidShare? SoundCloud? DropBox?

    Every digital locker service and file linking website is on notice now that MegaUpload and TVShack are down. The Feds have their banhammer out and aren’t afraid to use it. Sites better check their zettabytes of data. A single 50 Cent song can cause the Feds to swarm the founder’s house and seize their Predator statues. Forget SOPA and PIPA, apparently the US Federal Government… Read More

  • WTF
    Downfall: Photos Of MegaUpload Founder’s Valuable Cars Getting Seized

    Downfall: Photos Of MegaUpload Founder’s Valuable Cars Getting Seized

    The shit really hit the fan over at massively popular file hosting site MegaUpload. Yesterday, the United States Department of Justice seized and shut down the site and commenced criminal cases against its owners and others, sparking retaliatory actions from hacker collective Anonymous. Yesterday, following the DoJ indictment, the Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand… Read More

  • WTF
    Megaupload Taken Down On Piracy Allegations

    Megaupload Taken Down On Piracy Allegations

    Popular file-hosting site Megaupload, probably known to our readers for a variety of reasons, has been taken down after the FBI charged some of its staff with copyright infringement and “conspiracy to commit racketeering.” Seven people have been charged, and four arrested (in New Zealand), and the site itself appears to be down as authorities around the world closed in on the… Read More