updated 07:15 am EDT, Thu November 1, 2012
Kim Dotcom bypasses US laws, moves ahead with new site
Kim Dotcom has rebounded from his Megaupload woes with the details of a brand new filesharing service called Mega published on a new promo page. This time, Dotcom has employed a range of strategies to ensure that the site remains beyond the reach of US authorities by hosting the service outside of US jurisdiction as well as employing special encryption technologies. The new service, first announced last month, will also utilize public and private servers around the world to ensure that no Megaupload-style FBI takedowns can be conducted against the new site.
Mega will work by requiring users to install dedicated software. This will allow data to be encrypted and decrypted transparently and on the fly with end users holding the decryption key, not the site. The new site will also adopt high-speed parallel batch uploading and downloading with resume capabilities. Instead of using centralized storage nodes in data centers, Mega will function by connecting to hosting partners around the globe which will speed up the service as well as make it virtually impossible to shut it down.
Dotcom gained international notoriety after a US warrant for his arrrest and extradition was actioned in a New Zealand court resulting in the seizure of his New Zealand properties and liquid assests. However, the New Zealand High Court has currently placed all legal proceedings against Dotcom on hold until the FBI and the US government hands over all the evidence it has against Dotcom.