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Techdirt is being sued by the “I invented email” guy and needs money to fight the case

Indie news outlet Techdirt is being sued for $15M by Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims to have invented email in 1978, eight years after Ray Tomlinson sent an email over ARPANET; Ayyadurai is represented by Charles Harder, a key figure in the Gawker-killing legal campaign that Peter Thiel financed, and who is also representing Melania Trump in her $150m lawsuit against The Daily Mail.
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Melania Trump suit from 'Gawker-killer' lawyer claims harm to 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' to make millions

A lawyer for Melania Trump argued in a lawsuit filed today that a since-retracted Daily Mail article claiming she once worked as an escort harmed her odds of establishing “multimillion dollar business relationships” during the years in which she would be “one of the most photographed women in the world.” In a sense, the lawsuit is all about a purported right to cash in on being the First Lady. Because that’s what being the First Lady is all about.

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Secret citizen Peter Thiel thinks he is God's gift to New Zealand, basically

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President Donald Trump’s man in Silicon Valley, Peter Thiel has options should his current political experiment not work out. 

In January, the New Zealand Herald uncovered that the infamous venture capitalist had been a New Zealand citizen since 2011, raising eyebrows around the world. Just how Thiel obtained the passport was revealed Wednesday, after the government released an 145-page file on the matter.

Thiel became a New Zealand citizen at a private consular ceremony in Santa Monica, the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) told Mashable.

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