Kim Dotcom Wants To Fund Privacy-Oriented Startups

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MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom wants to give a financial boost to privacy-minded startup companies.

On Tuesday, Dotcom tweeted that he's planning a venture capital fund for privacy startups and is looking for partners and fund managers. No further details were revealed. But the quest for privacy certainly has gained renewed interest following the recent revelations about the National Security Agency's PRISM program.

Dotcom also has had an increasing eye on privacy in light of his battles with the U.S. government over his MegaUpload site. Last year, the government accused Dotcom of using MegaUpload as a "criminal enterprise" to illegally house copyright-protected files.