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Mega Plans to “Expand to Secure Email, Chat, Voice, and Mobile”

Mega Plans to “Expand to Secure Email, Chat, Voice, and Mobile”

Kim Dotcom says that the newly-launched secure cloud storage site plans to expand to secure email, chat & voice, video and “mobile.”

It’s been almost a month since the Megaupload file-sharing site relaunched as Mega exactly one year to the day after being shuttered by US authorities, and already it plans to expand into other areas of secure cloud storage.

“In the coming years #Mega plans to expand from secure cloud storage to secure email, chat & voice, video and “mobile,” co-founder Kim Dotcom tweeted over the weekend.

The move could mark a dramatic shift in the nature of privacy protection, expanding from simple audio and video files to email, mobile data, and more. It’s especially noteworthy for non-US residents who rely on US-based servers for data storage since, as Dotcom points out, the “US govt says if you do they can extradite you” (as is the case with him).

In fact, by using US-based servers to use popular services like Gmail, iCloud, Skype, etc., one risks having their data extrapolated by the US govt without prior notification.

Kim Dotcom went on to tweet that he envisions New Zealand becoming a sort of data safe haven for users seeking 100% privacy protection, and sees a “huge opportunity for non-US companies to take significant market share from US service [sic].”

The way the new Mega works is that only USERS are able to decrypt their data. At no time, even if ordered by law enforcement, can they grant access to to your files – only you can!

“Unlike the industry norm where the cloud storage provider holds the decryption key, with MEGA, you control the encryption, you hold the keys, and you decide who you grant or deny access to your files, without requiring any risky software installs,” it points out on the site.

Mega now also accepts Bitcoin payments as well.

Stay tuned.

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Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus


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