Kim Dotcom has promised to launch this weekend a replacement for Megaupload, one year after that site was shut down by U.S. law enforcement for facilitating copyright infringement.
Mega will offer 50 gigabytes of free storage. The site will also offer premium subscriptions for 500 GB and, 2 and 4 terabytes of storage. The plans range in price from $9.99 a month to $39.99 a month.
The service is touting itself as secure “new bugs of any kind” and from prying eyes.
For instance, Mega encrypts all uploaded files by default. That means that no one except the user who uploads the file can see what it contains, unless s/he shares the private key with another user.
Mega is very different from the original Megaupload and looks like any cloud storage interface.
Kim Dotcom sat down for an interview with the Guardian, in which he talked about the new site, his battle with U.S. authorities and the Aaron Swartz case. He’s also said he’ll do a press conference to announce the launch on Sunday.
Who wants 50GB for free on #Mega tomorrow? RT
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) January 18, 2013