Kim Dotcom Wants Money From Google, Twitter For 2-Factor Authentication
Nyder writes "Kim Dotcom posted via Twitter, with a link to Torrentfreak, that he owns a security patent US6078908, titled 'Method for authorizing in data transmission systems.'" Techdirt points out that Dotcom isn't just asking for financial help: Instead, he's asking companies which use two-factor authentication "to help fund his defense, in exchange for not getting sued for the patent. He points out that his actual funds are still frozen by the DOJ and (more importantly) that his case actually matters a great deal to Google, Facebook and Twitter, because the eventual ruling will likely set a precedent that may impact them -- especially around the DMCA." Update: 05/23 14:23 GMT by T : Why is this relevant to Twitter? If you're not an active Twitter user, you might not realize that (after some well publicized twitter-account hijackings), the company is trying to regain some ground on security. Nerval's Lobster writes "Twitter is now offering two-factor authentication, a feature that could ...
Kim Dotcom claims he invented two-factor authentication—but he wasn’t first
Dotcom patent was invalidated in EU. He still wants to be paid for "invention."
Kim Dotcom Claims He Invented Two-Factor Authentication, Has A Patent To Prove It
Oh, Kim Dotcom. You just never stop surprising us. Just hours after Twitter finally rolled out its long-awaited Two-Factor authentication, the Megaupload founder is claiming to have invented the entire mechanism… and he's got a patent to prove it.
NZ Supreme Court to hear appeal on whether Dotcom can see US evidence
Government lawyers say Megaupload founder has no need to see documents.
Kim Dotcom Extradition Is Held Up
The Supreme Court of New Zealand will allow Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to proceed with an appeal that may delay his extradition to the U.S. on piracy charges.