New Zealand — August 29, Kim Dotcom, the creator of Megaupload, has recently requested for a livestreaming of his extradition appeal. The native German currently faces 20 years in prison for copyright infringement, money laundering, and other charges. Also read: Perfectly Decentralized: Dash Alternative to Fractional Reserves Lawyer Argues Trial is of “Public Interest” The founder of the Mega Upload file hosting services requested it to be broadcast live on Youtube. The US — the
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People who have been using the Internet for quite some time now will recall the name iMesh, a once popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform. Although this platform has been defunct for some time, a hacker managed to obtain a database containing 51 million accounts. Obtaining this information can be done through The Real Deal deep web marketplace, for the price of one Bitcoin. Also read: Cerber Bitcoin Ransomware Now Includes Malware Factory Automation Data breaches
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File-sharing services have faced a ton of scrutiny in recent years, as public opinion on these platforms is generally positive; these services are perfect for sharing illegal content among Internet users. About a decade ago, warez sites were a pain in the neck for government officials around the world, but that period came to an abrupt end a few years ago. By the look of things, file sharing services won’t be around for much longer either.