Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom’s new political party, the Mana Internet Party, hopes to “abolish mass surveillance.” via The Guardian: Tech tycoon Kim Dotcom has told the Guardian that “governments want to engage in mass surveillance and…


Charles Graeber hangs out with Kim Dotcom at the latter’s place in New Zealand, so you don’t have to. From Wired:

…The Dotcom Mansion is impossible to miss, mostly because of the chromed industrial-park letters spelling out dotcom mansion across the gatehouse in blue backlighting. It’s said to be the island nation’s most expensive home, located in the lush hills of the town of Coatesville. The limestone drive winds up to a $24 million suburban castle with ponds, a tennis court, several pools, a Vegas-style stairstep fountain, and a hedgerow labyrinth. The surrounding 60 acres of lawn are manicured and impossibly steep.

Until just two months ago, Kim couldn’t live in his own home, as a condition of his house arrest following a month of jail time…



Via Modern Mythology (by P. Emerson Williams) An operation planned by a large international team of law enforcement working over the course of years and carried out with helicopters and machine guns…