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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    ECA (profile), 16 Jul 2013 @ 4:22am

    Ummm

    Something to REMEMBER..

    Its easier for the gov. IF' someone give them the KEY..
    and the CORPS do give the keys.

    There is already some GOOD security in many of these programs. IF its used properly.

    TRYINg to get threw good(not great) security would/should take a good amount of time. At least a month for EACH connection they wish to read.
    GREAT requires them to use a HEX editor and trying to figure out the code LENGTH, combination of characters, and many other factors...Some they may not know. and could take YEARS. You dont have to use a keyboard characters.

    Like the IDEA of 2 people making their OWN KEY..and you cant read the persons mail, unless you have a key. not a password, a KEY.

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