MegaUpload to Return; Controversy to Follow

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A year ago, we brought you the news of the biggest Internet raid ever conducted. MegaUpload fell in a firestorm of FBI raids and arrests.

Kim Dotcom has since been battling in courts and checking in with parole officers while simultaneously complaining on his social feeds to anyone that will listen and planning something. Something new. The new Mega.

Today, the new MegaUpload (called simply, Mega) went semi-live. Dotcom posted a link on his Facebook to Me.ga. Visitors were greeted by a flashy webpage that read

WE PROMISE, WE DELIVER

BIGGER. BETTER. FASTER. STRONGER. SAFER.

Kim’s not joking. This is going to be a big deal in the world of online storage and of course, piracy. The site will feature new methods of security that will keep the liability of copyright infringement clear of the site’s operators and make rights holders and law enforcement effectively helpless.

Here’s the rundown:

  • Mega will feature new encryption software that puts the decryption key in the file owner’s hands. Not Mega’s.
  • Get ready for batch uploading and downloading with pause and resume features, that’ll be handy
  • To the cloud! Fully functioning file system, cross account collaboration, and file system mounting capabilities.
  • More servers in more places. Servers closer to you means better speeds.
  • API and development. Be ready for apps and integration, it’ll be everywhere.

Mega is looking to be every web user’s dream host, but expect controversy. With great power comes a torrent of illegal activity. If you’re ready to get started using the service, visit the site and give them your email. They’ll keep you up to date. For now, you can expect January 20th to be the release day and a big day for the Internet, indeed.

Jacob Tender

Jacob is a freelance writer who calls curbside.audio home. He is also the co-host of the Bantha Fodder podcast and helps UTG with technical and financial nonsense.
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