One year after popular cloud sharing site Megaupload was shut down by the FBI a new service has taken over its place. Kim Dotcom has just launched a new cloud service called Mega which claims to be bigger, better, faster, stronger and safer. In just 24 hours after going live the service had more than 100,000 registrations.
Despite the fact that Dotcom is still facing legal issues on his Megaupload site it didn’t stop him from launching this new service. Megaupload was shut down last January of last year due to allegations that it was used in a massive worldwide online piracy that affected various copyright works.
Mega provides users with 50 GB worth of free storage space. While this may be just a quarter of what Megaupload provided it is still higher than what Dropbox, Google Drive or Box is providing. The only other cloud storage service that gives a free 50 GB storage space is Mediafire.
One of the outstanding features of this service is privacy. The company does not have access to information on how users are using their service. This means that they don’t know what files are being uploaded and shared. This mainly due to the file encryption that is mandatory to anyone who uploads their files.
Dotcom was quoted as saying “By using Mega you say no to those who want to know everything about you. By using Mega you say no to governments that want to spy on you. By using Mega you say yes to Internet freedom and your right to privacy.”
Aside from the free service there is also a paid option for those who want a larger storage space. There are currently three plans to choose from.
- 500GB Storage
- 1TB Bandwidth
- 9.99 per month
- 2TB Storage
- 4TB Bandwidth
- 19.99 per month
- 4TB Storage
- 8TB Bandwidth
- 29.99 per month