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 @ 6:28am

    Re: Re:

    "Providing you never made any mistake in your life..."

    So we consider "embezzlement", "insider trading" and "hacking" a mistake now? A mere accident?

    Are you willing to give the big bankers who were responsible for the current global economic crisis the same amount of benefit of the doubt?

    "People can change."

    Sure they can. But trust must be earned, and Kim Dotcom should not be trusted. If for nothing else, at least for the fact that he is a marked man, under the sights of the government. Do you want to get caught in the crossfire?

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