Kim Dotcom, the billionaire founder of the Megaupload file sharing service have now resurfaced on promoting a new site called Megabox, a file sharing service and to discover new music via his new Twitter account @KimDotcom. Kim is currently awaiting an extradition case from New Zealand, as this billionaire is wanted by the FBI in the United States for various charges of copyright infringement. Apparently this has not deterred the man from coming up with new and innovative ideas to make money online through offering premium services from downloading and streaming content online.
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Woke up this morning and I received the confirmation e-mail from the Twitter support saying that they have banned the imposter account pretending to be yours truly.
Serves the idiot right. That will teach him to never mess with me again. Victory speech.
However, I am not really happy with the way Twitter had handled the issue. After all, I submitted this report nearly nine days ago, and it took them this long to verify my identity and get this imposter banned? In that long period of time, who knows what that imposter could have done to damage my reputation and con people under my identity online? Twitter would really need to look into this seriously and improve their response time to deal with such problems. I am sure that I am not the only person who was a victim of impersonation.