Megaupload Goes Back Up – Cleverly This Time!

 

  • Data encryption
  • Definitely legal
  • Safe from raids and government interference

Following Megaupload’s controversial demise, King Dotcom is coming up with a new file sharing service called Mega.

 

  • Data encryption
  • Definitely legal
  • Safe from raids and government interference

Following Megaupload’s controversial demise, King Dotcom is coming up with a new file sharing service called Mega.

Mega is similar to Megaupload but is now safe from raids and government interference because it has “ironclad safe harbours” in place.

Mega allows users to store, access and share files. However, files uploaded to Mega will be encrypted and only the user will have the unique key to decrypt the file- giving users, and third-party app developers, ability to control access to any given uploaded file.

King Dotcom definitely thought this through. The decryption key is not stored with Mega, meaning the company would have no means to view the uploaded file on its server, making it impossible for Mega to know, or be responsible for, its users’ uploaded content.

According to Mega, the only way this could be illegal is if the government makes encryption illegal.

We are crossing our fingers on this one.

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