Kim Dotcom reveals he's Mega
Kim Dotcom has announced plans for Mega, a new service that replaces his banned file-sharing website Megaupload. It will use encryption methods which will see only the users knowing what they are uploading, which will no doubt annoy the ISPs and entertainment industry.
By keeping details of Mega files secret from the site's administrators, Dotcom believes that this ensures the site won't be in violation of laws.
"The new Mega will not be threatened by US prosecutors," he said. "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."
While announcing the new site on Twitter, Dotcom said the holding page (over at Me.ga) was already getting "millions" of hits, stating that a number of visits were from the Feds, tweeting: "All FBI agents pressing reload hahaha... We see their IP addresses. LOL!!!"
"In the past, securely storing and transferring confidential information required the installation of dedicated software," a message on Mega's holding page said. "The new Mega encrypts and decrypts your data transparently in your browser, on the fly. You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us."
Basically, it seems that the responsibility is shifted from Mega to the user. And all the while, Dotcom is still waiting to see if he'll be extradited from New Zealand to the US over copyright theft charges.