Once upon a time there was Megaupload Ltd, an online company established in 2005 and based in Hong Kong that ran online services related to file storage and viewing, including megaupload (dot) com. The domain names were seized, and the sites associated with closed down by the United States Department of Justice in early 2012. Forty two million dollars worth of assets were frozen by the Customs and Excise Department of Hong Kong. “Megaupload is dead. Long live Mega!” said Kim Dotcom. What is Mega? Mega is a cloud storage service launched by the very same person, Mr. Dotcom. He claims that Mega provides end to end encryption which is suppose to convince us that our data is and will be kept private. Right?
These days everyone loves cloud storage and some of us just can’t get enough of it.
Let’s look at the current services. There is Dropbox offering 2GB, Google Drive currently offers 15GB, Copy offers 15GB and now Mega is offering another 50GB of free cloud storage.
Some of the features of Mega include:
- 50 GB free cloud storage
- Selective sync
- End to end encryption
- Mega is available on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X including mobile platforms such as Android and iOS
- Available in your web browser
Mega Sync Client
The Mega Sync client is available for Windows, Mac and various Linux distributions. Once installed, run the client and either sign in if you already have an account or sign up for one. That’s it, you now have another 50GB of free cloud storage. For some of you new to this kind of technology Cloud storage is a model of data storage where the digital data is stored in logical pools. Logical pools are the physical storage which spans multiple servers and/or locations. The physical environment (storage) is typically owned and managed by a hosting company in this case this is Kim Dotcom, according to many the most wanted man on the internet. Although, the US judge handling the case has expressed doubts about whether the case will come to court, I would be very careful storing my personal files with them. However, 50GB of free cloud storage is a damn good offer. Worth thinking or writing about it for sure.