January 19, 2012

U.S. Justice Shuts Down Megaupload

This week's big WTF! goes out to all the surprising drops of news concerning the mega-popular online file-sharing service Megaupload, and hip hop producer Swizz Beatz, who was outed as CEO of Megaupload yesterday.

That guy must have earned way more money than I thought, but that's not even the stunning piece of news right there: Only today, the U.S. Justice Department got together and spontaneously went rampant like The Hulk on Megaupload, shutting down the website and arresting the founders, among them the notorious and repeatedly convicted German Kim "Dotcom" Schmitz.

It's funny and sad at the same time how even Wikipedia already talks about Megaupload in the past tense, while half of the file-sharing internet community is probably ripping out their eyes in disbelief right now.

The way I read it, they didn't even give the Megaupload guys a chance to respond to any accusations, and we're mighty interested in how this whole thing is going to evolve.

Edit – Well, that didn't take long: Anonymous retaliates.

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