|Controversial file storage tycoon, Kim Dotcom, is launching his new encrypted cloud storage site MEGA in the U.S. today (note: link not currently active.) The service will offer 50GB of storage for free and three Pro tiers of 500GB to 4TB for $ 13 - $ 40 a month.|
The new service comes a year to the day from when Authorities raided Dotcom's New Zealand mansion and shut down his previous site, Megaupload. That site was notorious as a haven for pirated materials, but maintained his innocence and Dotcom charges against him were dropped.
MEGA is designed both to compete with cloud storage giants like Dropbox, Google Drive and RapidShare — and also to insulate itself from future charges. The difference that makes a difference is that all files are encrypted using a 2048-bit RSA key.
You can provide links to your files (either containing the key so someone can access them directly or by providing them with the key separately).
@KimDotcom tweeted he is releasing MEGA, Today, Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. EST.