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    News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    Spectacular launch event heralds new service offering 50GB cloud storage for free.
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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    Those are awesome amounts of storage, just wish people would stop making these things restricted to one folder on your machine. I have an established folder structure that is neat and tidy that I don't want to change just to use cloud storage; duplicating my information on one drive is horribly inefficient use of storage space so does not constitute a useful service for me.

    I use SugarSync because it allows me to sync any folder anywhere on my computer and also allows the sync to go to different locations on other machines which is perfect. I've stopped using Dropbox and won't be using SkyDrive now that they are closing the Mesh sync storage and this option doesn't sound like it is any better than the rest, still restricted to a separate folder specific to the application

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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    Good point about the single folder, my main problem with that was I easily reached the small capacity offered by Dropbox (although currently now at 13GB which is enough). Waiting for my confirmation email after registering, server was too busy to allow me to before today!

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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    Just remember the target market. It's not "secure storage for your secret and LEGAL files".
    Then remember the sort of person he is. He's a felon and a cheat. Trust him? Sure.
    Even from an outsider's point of view, just look at what he changed his name to. You really think it was to make him look good?

    Imagine what Apple would do with that name.
    Yup, that's right.
    He tried it.

    You trust this man? Good luck with that, I'll stick with known companies and people who at least have *some* legal comeback for your data.
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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Just remember the target market. It's not "secure storage for your secret and LEGAL files".
    Then remember the sort of person he is. He's a felon and a cheat. Trust him? Sure.
    Even from an outsider's point of view, just look at what he changed his name to. You really think it was to make him look good?

    Imagine what Apple would do with that name.
    Yup, that's right.
    He tried it.

    You trust this man? Good luck with that, I'll stick with known companies and people who at least have *some* legal comeback for your data.

    I don't know if I will bother to use this service or not, although 50GB of cloud storage free is a pretty good deal! If I do, I'll just follow the same principals as I would with any cloud storage service:

    1. Add my own layer of strong encryption (e.g. Rijndael, Blowfish, etc) with a high quality pseudo-random encryption key to the data locally so I know the provider cannot do anything nefarious with it.
    2. Never rely on them as the sole repository for my data so I am not left without access if they disappear.

    Problem solved.

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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    On paper it seems like quite a good service. Hopefully this will pave the way towards cloud companies giving more free space.

    With limited bandwidth caps, cant see it proving too popular for piracy on a mass scale either.

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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Then remember the sort of person ***the corporate stooges that work in the US Government claim*** he is. ***The US Government claims*** He's a felon and a cheat. ***They demand the no-one*** Trust him? ***They purport to be*** Sure.
    There, fixed it for ya!

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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    Actually, there's no claiming about it. If you've been around the internet for the last 16 or so years you'd probably already be aware of who and what he is. Witness him do it first hand and then make that judgement please. I couldn't give two hoots what any government tells us in that respect. This is something that happened way before Megaupload. He is a child who never got his own way, so uses his money to raspberry anyone he can. Simple as that.

    At the end of the day people are usually intelligent enough to know what they're doing with their data and the risks will be measured accordingly. I just hope people don't think it's going to be a secure place to hold sensitive information *regardless of what 3rd party protection is used*.
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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    not fussed about free storage, but i can hope that google drop the drive prices a bit as i'm due to need to make the jump form my 20gb / £5 per year to 100gb $5 per month soon.

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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    have you guys read this in the T&C's?

    "8. Our service may automatically delete a piece of data you upload or give someone else access to where it determines that that data is an exact duplicate of original data already on our service. In that case, you will access that original data."

    So is that "if a file has the same name you will lose it" OR "all content will be scanned for duplicates" WORSE "all your data are belong to us"

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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    Quote Originally Posted by J3FFW1SH View Post
    have you guys read this in the T&C's?

    "8. Our service may automatically delete a piece of data you upload or give someone else access to where it determines that that data is an exact duplicate of original data already on our service. In that case, you will access that original data."

    So is that "if a file has the same name you will lose it" OR "all content will be scanned for duplicates" WORSE "all your data are belong to us"
    probaby does a csc check 1st

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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    @ OilSheikh

    nice photos - do the paparazzi follow you around too?

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    Re: News - MEGA cloud storage service is launched by Kim Dotcom

    Quote Originally Posted by J3FFW1SH View Post
    have you guys read this in the T&C's?

    "8. Our service may automatically delete a piece of data you upload or give someone else access to where it determines that that data is an exact duplicate of original data already on our service. In that case, you will access that original data."

    So is that "if a file has the same name you will lose it" OR "all content will be scanned for duplicates" WORSE "all your data are belong to us"
    Standard Deduplication policy which most business's will run. I can see why it would be required for this type of service.

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