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POZ Presents: Why Mega Is A Mega Big Deal

Posted by: Drew Beringer (01/21/13)
PropertyOfZack has posted up a new editorial today discussing the return and importance of Mega. You can check it out here.
From the ArticleUsing Megaupload, you were able to upload files — be it books, music or movies — and send the link to your friend. But what was in your Megaupload folder was easily searchable using Google or specialized services like FilesTube. What Mega does differently is that it encrypts (jumbles a code so you can’t see whether you are uploading Zero Dark Thirty or your latest song about how cute your boyfriend looks in skinny jeans) on the uploader’s computer and then uploads it to a cloud where you are able to get a link and send it to all of your friends.
    
 
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12:05 PM on 01/21/13
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Kim Dotcom is such an assclown.

Doing the encryption in the browser is interesting (and from what I've read the service remains buggy); however, the entire point is obviously for plausible deniability.

I hope this makes Google Drive and Dropbox up their free offerings by a few gigs though.

Advanced discussion on this.
12:08 PM on 01/21/13
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as long as I can steal music easier, am I right?
12:34 PM on 01/21/13
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Interesting read. I'm personally gonna stay away from it for downloading media, but that 50gb looks awesome for sending preproduction and artwork and such around while workin on our new album.
12:39 PM on 01/21/13
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Interesting read. I'm personally gonna stay away from it for downloading media, but that 50gb looks awesome for sending preproduction and artwork and such around while workin on our new album.

I was thinking this too.

Also, I feel like artists could somehow use this to make leaks rarer, I just don't know how yet.

But I don't think the positives outweigh the negatives.
12:41 PM on 01/21/13
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Best comment I've seen on this: "encryption is the people's DRM." The case against MegaUpload has been such a colossal clusterfuck that I'm excited for the new service if only for the fact that it's basically a giant middle finger to the short-sighted entertainment companies and the government (ignoring, of course, all of the legitimate, useful reasons for using such a service).
12:56 PM on 01/21/13
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This is a good "idiot's guide to". Anyone seriously interested should look further (and likely already have).

In any case, leave it to the music industry to react slowly and get buttfucked repeatedly in the process. They're almost as slow as the television and movie industries.
12:57 PM on 01/21/13
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Is it just me or does the site run very slowly?
01:04 PM on 01/21/13
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Is it just me or does the site run very slowly?

Should be just you
01:10 PM on 01/21/13
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50GB for non paying users; better than Dropbox already
01:15 PM on 01/21/13
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50GB for non paying users; better than Dropbox already
If only they had a desktop app, I would replace it with Dropbox!
01:17 PM on 01/21/13
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Nah, their javascripting is horrible ... it's running slow for a lot of people (especially anyone not on Chrome).
01:19 PM on 01/21/13
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50GB for non paying users; better than Dropbox already

This grossly misunderstands Dropbox.
01:20 PM on 01/21/13
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If only they had a desktop app, I would replace it with Dropbox!
Given the history of this company, I would absolutely not recommend putting anything in this system you wouldn't mind disappearing tomorrow.
01:23 PM on 01/21/13
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