Kim Dotcom Launches Teaser Site for ‘Mega’

Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom has launched a teaser site for "Mega" at Dotcom says that the placeholder site is already getting millions of hits despite offering very little to visitors beyond information on how it will work when it launches. Kim Dotcom claims that Mega will use encryption methods that make it so that only those users who are uploading something know what it is. By hiding what users are uploading, Dotcom hopes to avoid the long arm of U.S. law enforcement.

Mega is Dotcom's alternative to Megaupload, which the U.S. and New Zealand governments took down in a joint operation. Dotcom is scheduled to have a hearing in March of next year to determine if the U.S. government can extradite him to face a multitude of charges related to the site he operated. That site, the U.S. government contends, profited from its users trading in copyrighted materials…

"The new Mega will not be threatened by US prosecutors," Dotcom says. "The new Mega avoids any dealings with US hosters, US domains and US backbone providers and has changed the way it operates to avoid another takedown."

"The new Mega encrypts and decrypts your data transparently in your browser, on the fly," the new web site proclaims. "You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us."

In a recent interview with Reuters, Dotcom also hinted that he would be willing to work with rights holders who suspect that illegal file-sharing is going on, but only if they expressly promised not to hold his new site responsible…

Source: BBC

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