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The new Megaupload

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"Mega" will be opened in 2 hours time...

 

With full encryption, you get your own encryption key and 50GB free space.

 

 

How Mega’s Clever Encryption Will Protect You, But Mostly Kim Dotcom

 

 

The new Mega is designed around a "see no evil" principle. All your uploads are encrypted on their way up to the server, and downloads are encrypted on the way down, only to be opened afterward. While they're out there floating around in the cloud, they're encrypted using the private seed you and only you have: your password.

 

Don't lose your Mega password, because you won't be getting it back; Mega doesn't have it. The service's carefully calculated ignorance hinges on this point. Your password is—indirectly and complicatedly—used to generate your login credentials and to encrypt all your files on their way to the cloud. Mega won't know so much as the file names, and neither will anyone else ever again if you lose that password.

 

Once the files are up, you'll be able to share them via link—just as with plenty of other competing services—but this too relies on a cryptographic key. Every file or folder you upload will have its own key, again generated in part from your password. When you go to link to your files, you can generate a link in one of two main flavors.

 

 

First, you can generate a plain, vanilla link. People who have this link will be able to download your data (if Mega doesn't lock them out entirely) and then...nothing. They'll have exactly what Mega has on its servers: a lump of encrypted garbage. And if they want a lump of decrypted goodness, they'll have to come to you for that file-specific key, that only you have. Your second option is to just generate a link with the file-specific cryptographic key just straight-up bolted on to the end of it. Suffice it to say, that's a less secure option, kind of like old school MegaUpload.

 

If you choose the second kind, you can share around with anyone and everyone. But if you choose the first, you can put that link wherever you want—shout it from the rooftops—but access is still restricted to people who have the file-specific key, which you have to give them. And there are a few important parties who won't be in that crowd, like Mega itself, copyright holders, and of course, johnny law.

 

 

http://gizmodo.com/5977265/how-megas-encryption-will-protect-you-but-mostly-kim-dotcom

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so is this the new download thing for the masses?

If the uploaders want it to be

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will get shut down eventually i reckon

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Just seen this on BBC news.

Apparently he got top legal experts to look at every single aspect of this site, and made sure there will be no way of bringing it down under current law.

But faccckkk... His mansion >>>>>>>>>

It's something else!

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i like this mega guys aspirations, he just wants the internet to be free  

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true say no one's gonna trust putting personal files on Mega

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how comes megaupload got shut down but all these other downloading sites are still running?

 

 

wot did megaupload do so bad?

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probably the celebrity endorsements had them singled out

 

they may have been the most successful. not sure if they'd be more than Rapidshare but I dunno where to get that sort of data

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