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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    Ninja (profile), 16 Jul 2013 @ 7:38am

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    No, it was not an accident. And I never said he shouldn't have paid for it. However it has been a while, penalties have been handed, ha now has a family.. etc etc

    The big bankers never paid for their wrongdoings. You can rest assured that they'll do it again. Now, put them in jail for a long while and see if they are going to do it again. Surely they'd need to work extra hard to regain any trust and that's probably something Dotcom may have to deal with.

    If for nothing else, at least for the fact that he is a marked man, under the sights of the government.

    I'm impressed. You place your trust in a corrupt Government that has been caught ignoring the law but not in a man who was once jailed to pay for crimes he says he left behind.

    Do you want to get caught in the crossfire?

    It's not that you have issues with Dotcom himself it seems. It's cowardice.

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