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Kim Dotcom: Mega will “take encryption to the mainstream”

Kim Dotcom: Mega will “take encryption to the mainstream”

This week the next-generation iteration of online file hosting known as Mega has taken hold, its creator Kim Dotcom making it clear in an interview that this is no Megaupload, his goal being to usher in a new era for the web. This interview took place with the Wall Street Journal and included no lack of assurances from Dotcom that this web service would not end up like the last. Singing some of the same tunes as he did this past weekend at the official launch of the service from his own New Zealand mansion, Dotcom made clear: "Every single pixel on that site has been looked at by lawyers, and of course we are fully compliant with all laws."

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Mega launches with issues all around, “smooth experience” coming soon

Mega launches with issues all around, “smooth experience” coming soon

Kim Dotcom's second brainchild officially launched yesterday, and while everything was obviously supposed to go smooth, it didn't. It turns out, the new service claimed that one million users signed up on day one alone, and when you're not expecting that big of a crowd, things can get cluttered fairly quickly. Many users reported issues with Mega, most notably that they weren't able to upload files.

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Mega claims 1 million users on day one

Mega claims 1 million users on day one

According to none other than Kim Dotcom himself, Megaupload's replacement Mega has attained 1 million users in the first day it's been active. This of course includes those users that got early access, and the announcement was made at Dotcom's own mansion in New Zealand at a conference clad with fireworks and scantily clad ladies. The event spoken of here took place early this morning (or at night if you were there in person) and was described as "insane" by some choice attendees.

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Mega goes live: Megaupload reborn with focus on file safety

Mega goes live: Megaupload reborn with focus on file safety

Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud storage service has launched, cocking a snook at federal investigators who shut down Megaupload last year, and offering huge quantities of anonymous, encrypted storage for the web generation. The new site offers 50GB of free capacity to each user, though will have various tiers of paid service over that as the product roadmap progresses. Key to the value proposition, Mega insists, is that individual users control the encryption system.

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega launches for early-access users

Kim Dotcom’s Mega launches for early-access users

Remember Megaupload? It was the file-sharing service created by Kim Dotcom that ended up being shut down and resulted in Dotcom's house being raided, along with some more shenanigans of some kind. However, the dust as settled and Dotcom is back with a new service called Mega that looks to take on Dropbox and other cloud services. Mega officially launches tomorrow, but early-access users got a peek at it today.

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Instra Corporation announces that it will provide technical and customer support for Mega

Instra Corporation announces that it will provide technical and customer support for Mega

The New Zealand registrar Instra Corporation has announced that it will provide customer support and billing for Mega.co.nz, the replacement for Megaupload set to launch on January 19. This comes after the aforementioned cloud storage service - largely the home of copyrighted content - was taken down by the US government. The new iteration of the service is based out of New Zealand.

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Canadian court rejects US request for Megaupload server data

Canadian court rejects US request for Megaupload server data

We've been following the saga of Kim Dotcom and Megaupload for a long time now. While most of the coverage is focused on attempts by the United States to extradite Dotcom and other managers of Megaupload to the US to stand trial, it's been easy to forget about the data confiscated. Recently the United States government tried to get access to all data stored on Megaupload servers that were seized in Canada.

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Megaupload Search Warrant shows no consideration for legitimate user rights

Megaupload Search Warrant shows no consideration for legitimate user rights

As more details surface about the case against Megaupload and Kim Dotcom, the more it seems that legitimate users of the service have been ignored by the legal system. Recently, an entrepreneur named Kyle Goodwin asked courts to return his files to him. As part of his request to have his data returned, Goodwin's attorney filed a motion to have search warrants issued against Megaupload released.

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega returns with New Zealand domain

Kim Dotcom’s Mega returns with New Zealand domain

Kim Dotcom has experienced a few ups and downs in the past couple of weeks. First he announced that he would be launching the successor to Megaupload, simply called "Mega." Before the new site could launch, however, when Gabon's government decided that it didn't want Kim Dotcom to set up shop and suspended the Me.ga domain. That didn't stop Kim Dotcom from trying again though, this time coming up with a new domain for Mega that's based in New Zealand.

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