Kim Dotcom, the founder of cloud hosting service Megaupload, has claimed that his new project is nearing completion.
The upcoming service could turn out to be Megabox.com, a platform for artists to sell their music, which was announced by Dotcom prior to his arrest. Some tweets also hinted at a completely new project, or even a re-launch of Megaupload.
According to Dotcom, the hardware for his new venture has already been paid for and the code is 90 percent ready.
Megaupload was closed down by the US Department of Justice in January as part of a multinational co-operative move against online copyright infringement. Kim Dotcom and three of his employees were taken into custody by New Zealand police.
However, after a judge ruled the Megaupload founder’s home, known as the Dotcom Mansion, was searched illegally, the case drew to a standstill. In May, Dotcom was allowed to move back into the mansion to await his extradition hearing, which will not happen before 2013. It seems that he has used his time as a free man to work on a new project:
The new Mega will offer one-click-encryption of ALL your data transfers, on the fly, easy to use, free of charge, TOTAL PRIVACY!
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) August 28, 2012
Meanwhile, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has asked for an inquiry into the conduct of the Government Communications Security Bureau over claims that the agency illegally spied on Megaupload and Kim Dotcom prior to the arrests.
“I expect our intelligence agencies to operate always within the law. Their operations depend on public trust. I look forward to the Inspector-General’s inquiry getting to the heart of what took place and what can be done about it,” said the Prime Minister, according to ITWire.
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