New Megaupload to launch in January

New Megaupload to launch in January
New 'Mega' will launch one year follow raid.

On January 19th this year, was taken down in a series of raids and arrested on the order of the United States government. At its peak, the file-locker service was pulling in 50 million users every single day.

In January of 2013, Megaupload's founder Kim Dotcom will follow the Pirate Bay and launch a new raid-proof service called "Mega", with the aim to have it launched and worked on the one year anniversary of Megaupload's closure.

The new service starts from scratch, so your Megaupload account is still non-existent and you won't get your Megaupload files back (although, the Megaupload defence is trying to get users files released). According to Kim Dotcom, the new Mega service will have a wider range of applications than just file sharing.

He says the new venture will morph into a "massive global network," with all non-US hosters able to connect servers and bandwidth.

Files stored by Mega will be encrypted using the AES algorithm, with the uploader provided a unique decryption key providing them with the sole responsibility for deciding who is able to obtain full access to the content.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 27 Oct 2012 9:57
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