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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    G Thompson (profile), 16 Jul 2013 @ 12:19pm

    Re: I don't know...

    Not really.. In fact he has a huge market potential in the rest of the world that is not the USA.. In fact at last count it was a market base of 95% of the actual planet.

    In point of fact I know of a whole range of major organisations (not US owned I'll grant you) that would, have, and are working with him on many and varied projects and really couldn't give a flying whatever (or even really care for that matter) what the US Govt think about it.

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