Feeds

Uh-oh! Kim Dotcom is back with a brand new Megaupload site

'Ha ha, kiss my shiny encryption keys, Agent Smith'

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has announced that he will launch a new file-sharing website called Mega in January.

Despite the fact that he's fending off the US authorities' allegations of industrial-scale copyright infringement, Dotcom has made it clear to the Feds that he couldn't give a toss. His previous file-sharing website was knocked offline by prosecutors, who made copies of the hosted data and froze Megaupload's assets.

The new Mega will kick off in the new year just before the brazen web tycoon, who lives in New Zealand, is due to appear at an extradition hearing that will determine whether or not he'll be flown out to the US to face charges of online piracy, fraud and money laundering.

Dotcom will protect his new site from the wrath of the US authorities by making it clear that the cloud service will not use American hosting companies, domains, internet providers or anything else with Uncle Sam's stamp on it, Reuters reported.

Users will be able to upload photos, music, films and other files, encrypt the data, and grant others access with unique decryption keys.

"In the past, securely storing and transferring confidential information required the installation of dedicated software. The new Mega encrypts and decrypts your data transparently in your browser, on the fly," the homepage for Mega explains. "You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us."

It is understood Mega's staff and owners want to ensure they cannot access the encrypted uploaded data in an attempt to absolve themselves of any responsibility for contents of the files. ®

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.