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Kim Dotcom of Megaupload will finally face the music over extradition

The big fella from New Zealand has failed to delay his extradition hearing for the umpteenth time.

He'll face the music next week...

Kim Dotcom offers $5M (£3M) for whistleblower help

Dotcom offers $5M (£3M) for whistleblower help

Megaupload's founder is offering mega-bucks to anybody who can help him prove his long-argued contention that Hollywood studios illegally set US authorities on him.

"David vs Goliath & Godzilla" - Hollywood files lawsuit against Megaupload

Cinema. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

The Kim Dotcom/Megaupload mega-saga continues, with six mammoth movie studios filing suit against what they say is the former file-sharing site's mega-monster-mind-numbingly-massive copyright infringement.

Megaupload's Kim Dotcom gets back some of his seized property, and receives right to see evidence against him

Megaupload's Kim Dotcom gets back some of his seized property, and receives right to see evidence against him

Kim Dotcom has won back the right to see all the evidence against him - before, rather than after, his possible extradition to the US to answer charges of racketeering, money laundering, online piracy and copyright infringement.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week


In case you missed anything, here's everything we wrote in the past seven days.

Kim Dotcom's Megaupload saga takes another turn - FBI wins appeal in extradition case

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The Kim Dotcom saga took yet another turn today when the New Zealand Court of Appeal knocked back one of the big fella's earlier minivictories again US law enforcers.

Paul Ducklin takes you through the timeline of the story so far, and tries to guess what happens next...

Mega's bug bounty program - one week down, "a few billion billion years" to go

Mega, the cloud storage service brought to you by Kim Dotcom, has released the first feedback on its bug bounty program.

It's only a week in, so the major prizes haven't been scooped yet...and Mega's saying they'll be safe for "a few billion billion years" yet.

Kim Dotcom takes issue with critics taking issue with his new MEGA service

The party-time news of the past weekend was the launch of Kim Dotcom's comeback file sharing service, Mega.

Crypto critics have already taken issue with some aspects of Mega's implementation, and Dotcom has taken issue right back at them...

Kim Dotcom now a "real life James Bond villain" in latest Megaupload dot bombshell

Kim Dotcom now a "real life James Bond villain" as Megaupload case attracts yet another dot bomshell

Things just got even more exciting/weird/incredible (delete as inapplicable) in the up-down-left-right saga of Kim Dotcom and Megaupload.

Kiwi Prime Minister, John Key, has just weighed into the battle over the way his own intelligence service garnered evidence in the case.

Monday review: the hot 23 stories of last week

Monday review: the hot 21 stories of last week

Just in case you missed any of our stories last week, here's a little recap.

Megaupload users who want their data have to pay (or sue), feds say


It's not looking good for those Megaupload users who want their files returned, unless they want to pay, or sue, to get it back.

Symantec and Anonymous fall out over Trojanised hack-tool download


Did cybercrooks Trojanise a DDoS tool to take advantage of gullible supporters of Anonymous? Or is that just a wrong and libellous suggestion?

What do you expect when you download unknown software from an untrusted source on the say-so of an unidentified user?

MegaUpload data could be deleted by Thursday

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According to reports, hosting companies may start deleting MegaUpload users' content from their servers as soon as Thursday - regardless of whether or not the content is legal.

Is the AnonyUpload file-sharing website for real?

Is the AnonyUpload file-sharing website for real?

In a bizarre marketing move, AnonyUpload explains why it's rubbish and that it's not a replacement for MegaUpload.

File sharing sites snapping shut like scared clams in MegaUpload backwash

Transfer of documents. Forwarding files conceptual 3d illustration.

File sharing sites appear to be panicking in reaction the the FBI's shutdown of the MegaUpload file sharing site. Read on for what each of them are doing to come into line with U.S. law.

Megaupload takedown makes headlines and waves as Mr Dotcom applies for bail


The FBI's takedown of file sharing site Megaupload continues to make both headlines and waves.

Whether company founder Kim Dotcom turns out to be GUILTY or GOOD, he's certainly in a lot of trouble right now. So is anyone who entrusted any files of value to his online empire.

Click on an Anonymous link, and you could be DDoS'ing the US government

FBI: Anonymous has been exploiting Adobe flaws in yearlong, ongoing assault on US gov't sites

Anonymous seems to want revenge after the arrest of Megaupload's founders on piracy charges.

Take care what links you click on, you could be launching a denial-of-service attack against the US government and entertainment industry.