Kim Dotcom was apparently not finished with File sharing. MEGA a new file sharing website just like MegaUpload is supposed to come out January 19th, 2013. What both sites had in common is that they are both a cloud platform website that is one click subscribe/upload/share website. But now when you upload a file you will be provided with an encryption key which you will need for the file decryption.
And because the decryption key is not stored with Mega, the company would have no means to view the uploaded file on its server. It would, Ortmann explains, be impossible for Mega to know, or be responsible for, its users’ uploaded content — a state of affairs engineered to create an ironclad “safe harbor” from liability for Mega, and added peace of mind for the user.
“If servers are lost, if the government comes into a data center and rapes it, if someone hacks the server or steals it, it would give him nothing,” Dotcom explains. “Whatever is uploaded to the site, it is going to be remain closed and private without the key.”
In any event, the Mega team believes that a government takedown of their new service is extremely improbable. “Unless our legal team tells us that the DoJ is likely to go berserk again,” Ortmann explains. “But in my view, they can’t pull off this stunt a second time.”
I think they found a way to go around this time. I loved MegaUpload and now thers MEGA. We will see how this goes down. What do you guys think about this?