Kim Dotcom to launch a ‘MEGA’ file-sharing website

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A new MEGA file-sharing site will be born on January next year as Kim Dotcom (Kim Schmitz) plans to re-launch a dedicated cloud service for uploading and downloading private files.

In a recent report, Kim who’s the founder of the file-sharing site Megaupload.com, which was closed and shut down way back January this year says he will avoid commiting any violation particularly copyright infringement or any similar reason for that matter that would allow US authorities to terminate his cloud service.

MEGA will be the name of file-sharing website and users who will use the service will be able to upload files such as photos, music, movies and other documents.

Mega will implement a technology that will encrypt data on the fly where users could only grant access to files through a system generated, unique decryption keys.

As published in The Register website, Kim Dotcom says,

“In the past, securely storing and transferring confidential information required the installation of dedicated software. The new Mega encrypts and decrypts your data transparently in your browser, on the fly,” the homepage for Mega explains. “You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us.”

The quote above clears out that any file you upload to the website is inaccessible to any other people–that includes the people working in Mega itself even its founder. This is to ensure that the Mega management is not liable for any violations the users may commit when using their service.

Last modified: November 1, 2012

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