|A few days ago, Kim Dotcom revealed that he was going to launch yet another cyberlocker. Now he reveals more details into the new service, and it seems that rather than a cold start, MegaUpload 2.0 will deploy the original MegaUpload user database. Kim Dotcom confirmed that a brand new file-sharing service would have a familiar name and be launched in January 2017 on the 5th anniversary of the closure of the original MegaUpload and the raid on its operators.
One may be quite surprised to learn that both MegaUpload and Dotcom himself have successfully avoided the “justice” of the US government for half a decade. Apparently, this 5-year anniversary is an important date for Kim Dotcom, which he wants to celebrate.
So, what is known about the new service so far? New MegaUpload will have 100GB of free storage, provide on-the-fly encryption, allow to sync all of user devices, and have no data transfer limits. All of these features are of course important, but the original MegaUpload had millions of loyal users who found themselves homeless and scattered when the site was shut down. Now they can expect a grand reunion: rather than simply relying on word-of-mouth advertising, MegaUpload 2.0 will launch with the original MegaUpload user database intact.
It is unknown how Dotcom managed to preserve a copy of the database, but he promised to reinstate each user account held within, and most will receive Premium privileges on the new service. Given that MegaUpload used to account for 100 million users, just 1% of them will already be a tremendous start. Of course, it’s unlikely that all of them will come aboard. It is unknown whether former MegaUpload users will be able to use their old credentials to access the new site, but Dotcom promised everything would be detailed in the emails sent to former MegaUpload users.
Meanwhile, file hosting isn’t the only thing Dotcom wants to do in life. He also revealed his plans about the censorship-resistant MegaNet project. The latter is currently in development and the earliest deadline is 2018, but Kim Dotcom explained that new MegaUpload will be a crucial component of that network, and he needs to make sure that it has critical mass first.
So, the plans are huge, and even flat-out will struggle to meet Dotcom’s January deadline. However, he is not going to do it alone and invites former MegaUpload and current Mega employees and Mega App developers to join his team.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Sunday, July 10th, 2016
|thanks for the info SaM|
i had like 20 (?) mega accounts when it got hit, with some 100,000 uploads (maybe more- who knows). i was floored
all that work, then the task of going to way too many boards and taking my links down, to protect users who click them.
i recall after it got shut down, most of these boards pulled the plug, shortly there after.
great he backed up the original user list. not sure if anyone is willing to log in with same credential,
but i might- for premium which i already had...
|I cant wait to come back. As for the USA keep fighting Kim never give in to them. I dont know about using my old login info because the USA might just use this info to login and track your every move.|
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