Kim Dotcom Planning To Invest In Privacy Startups

from the actions-have-consequences dept

We were just discussing how there's a sudden renewed interest among many entrepreneurs to build much more security and privacy conscious apps. In that post, we noted that Kim Dotcom's Mega is working on encrypted chat and email, but it appears he wants to go much further. He's now announced that he's starting a venture capital fund for privacy-focused startups as well. Of course, it will be interesting to see what the actual details are and what comes out of it, but it's yet another sign that the revelations that have come out about widespread government surveillance many lead to a much needed refocusing on how to build much more secure and private systems in this digital era. It seems odd to think that, indirectly, the US government's highly questionable legal assault on Dotcom may eventually lead to the funding of a variety of applications and services that block out the US government's prying eyes.

Filed Under: investments, kim dotcom, privacy, security, venture capital
Companies: mega


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 16 Jul 2013 @ 6:24am

    Do all you like

    With the raw processing power available to groups like the NSA it would take them milliseconds to decrypt your key, and ALL your data, no matter what level of encryption you want to employ..

    and with so few bothering with encryption, the ones they will decide to investigate and decrypt are the ones that ARE encrypted.

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