Saturday, January 19, 2013
Kim Dotcom's launches new file-sharing site, MEGA
A year ago today the popular file sharing website Megaupload.com was shutdown by the United States Department of Justice following the indictment and arrests of the owners for allegedly operating as an organization dedicated to copyright infringement.
Today Kim Dotcom, legal name being Kim Schmitz, has launched a new file-sharing site, called Mega. It's located HERE but currently I couldn't access it as it's being pounded by users. He tweeted out that he has already had 100,000 new user accounts created within the first hour.
It will provide a cloud file system, including cross-account folder sharing for easy online collaboration. The Mega service encrypts and decrypts you data transparently in your browser, on the fly. High speed parallel batch uploading and downloading with resume capability are key features of the site. Thanks to encryption, Mega can connect a large number of hosting partners around the world without worrying about privacy breaches. Everyone can go to Mega to sign up and use the service, with a basic, free offering of 50GB of storage, plus three pricing tiers with additional storage and bandwidth capacity.
I myself don't condone using pirated software, movies, or music but that's not the only use of a site like this. Will you create an account and use this new service?