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Kim Dotcom's new Mega storage service is live

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Kim Dotcom's new Mega storage service is live

Marking the anniversary of Megaupload's takedown, Kim Dotcom's new file storage service Mega is now live. The service, intended as a competitor to popular storage solutions such as Dropbox, is a simple, drag-and-drop storage solution with heavy encryption, intended to protect both users and the site's owners from copyright infringement issues. Users will receive a complementary 50GB of storage on Mega's servers, and the service offers a slew of other paid tiers. For

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I just might make use of it. :D I'm proud of this new platform he created. It looks nice! :)

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registered.. i get registration email but fails to login...

Ok had to close window and relaunch (using firefox). MEGA works best with Chrome...

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signing up now, love the encryption idea and system.

Very clever

Its slow justnow, but guess its getting hit pretty hard ATM

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Servers are overloaded...Very slow to register.

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I am SO impressed that it's still alive, even if it's slow-ish!

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This sure does look good indeed!

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So just to be clear do you still need to register if all you want to do is download files that someone else is sharing?

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wating 5 minutes so far at the spinning cursor thingy... mega slow.

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Uh oh service seems to be overloaded now!

wating 5 minutes so far at the spinning cursor thingy... mega slow.

Its probably millions of people trying to check it out for curiosity now!

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100,000 users registered within 1hr, thats why it is slow :p

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Mega loaded up within a few seconds here using Google Chrome.

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IP's located in the US.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooope.

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As cool as this is, how many of you are wondering how long your stuff will stay available until something goes wrong?

I really don't want to knock this, I know Im being a geek, but we are all thinking this right, its not just me?

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As cool as this is, how many of you are wondering how long your stuff will stay available until something goes wrong?

I really don't want to knock this, I know Im being a geek, but we are all thinking this right, its not just me?

Redundancy.. Always.

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Well I can't even go to the main site it seems unless this thing has some ****ty requirement to use chrome or something.

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Well I can't even go to the main site it seems unless this thing has some ****ty requirement to use chrome or something.

If you're not using Chrome it gives you a warning saying that you that you are using an 'outdated browser'. You can tell it not to show the warning again though, and as far as I can see the site functions fine using Firefox.

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According to the service, files are encrypted locally before being uploaded to the server and they never know the encryption keys. A few cloud backup services, including SpiderOak, BackBlaze, and CrashPlan have similar security, except that you must provide them with your password in order to download files from the web client. Wuala is an exception, but it runs as a Java applet in your browser which is how it handles the local decryption of files.

So a simple question: How does Mega handle the local encryption and decryption of files when uploading and downloading?

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URL is timing out. How is Kimble going to start his "Get out of Jail" fed-honeypot if you guys can't sign up and put your IP in his logs and illegal warez in his datatubes?

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It must be getting hammered at the moment - I managed to register in seconds and activated my account without any issues but I've now tried to upload some PDFs (5 in total, sizes ranging from 495kb to 45mb) but its just sitting there and just says pending - its been like that now for 5 minutes

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Brilliant ... except all effing day it's been down. Pretty bad advertisement for a cloud hosting company :D

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Look at the image he posted, MegaMovie with the caption "MPAA lets talk" hahaha this guy is nuts.

Looks like they are going to start movie streaming (legit i guess. probably. maybe.) :laugh:

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Brilliant ... except all effing day it's been down. Pretty bad advertisement for a cloud hosting company :D

For a free service that will get hammered by millions of people in the first day, this has been 100% expected by most.

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This is what I find funny, no servers in usa lol

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Very slow to reg right now.

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