Despite the raid and indictment that shut down Megaupload, its founder Kim Dotcom continues to dream up new file-storage services, even while he remains under indictment awaiting extradition from New Zealand to the US to face criminal copyright charges.
A new service he plans to launch by the end of the year, called simply “Mega,” will allow users to share files that are encrypted with a key that the Mega service will never have. That way, only users and app developers will control access to files.
“If servers are lost, if the government comes into a data center and rapes it, if someone hacks the server or steals it, it would give him nothing,” Dotcom said in an interview with Wired about the new service. “Whatever is uploaded to the site, it is going to be remain closed and private without the key.”