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File-Sharing Site Megaupload Shut Down

The file-sharing site Megaupload, which was at one time the “13th most popular website in the world” was shut down today by the Feds on account of privacy violations (big shocker). The website has allegedly cost copyright holders hundreds of millions of dollars. You can take Megaupload, but please, please don’t take my Mediafire. It’s all I have left.

The Justice Department said in a statement said that Kim Dotcom, formerly known as Kim Schmitz, and three others were arrested Thursday in New Zealand at the request of U.S. officials. Two other defendants are at large.

Before the website was taken down, it contained endorsements from Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Kanye West, among others.

It’s also worth noting that the CEO of Megaupload is hip-hop producer Swizz Beats.

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