The main word all the MEGA operations are rolled around is PRIVACY! MEGA calls itself a Cloud Storage Service with Powerful Always-On Privacy. MEGA believes in your right to privacy and provides you with the technology tools to protect it. They call it User Controlled Encryption, or UCE, and it happens automatically.
All files, stored on MEGA, are encrypted. All data transfers from and to MEGA are encrypted. And while most cloud storage providers can and do claim the same, MEGA is different – unlike the industry norm where the cloud storage provider holds the decryption key, with MEGA, you control the encryption, you hold the keys, and you decide who you grant or deny access to your files, without requiring any risky software installs. It is all happening in your web browser!
MEGA offers 50 GB of free online data storage with support for sharing and mobile uploads. There are not any ways to earn more free space with MEGA.
* Instant access to 50 GB of free storage
* Can share folders with the public
* Supports multiple file/folder downloads as a ZIP file
* Allows uploading from the mobile app
* Upload whole folders using a browser
* Can control the speed of uploads through the browser
* Supports pausing uploads
* 10 GB bandwidth limit (refills every 30 minutes)
* No advanced links sharing like password protection
Mobile applications to access your MEGA account are available for iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Android users. You can search, upload, download, stream, and share any of your files on the go.
There is also a Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop program called MEGAsync that creates a folder on your computer where you can drag and drop files and folders to upload to your MEGA account.
Multiple interface languages are available and can be chosen, while onsite.
Mega Limited was launched on the first anniversary of Dotcom’s failed file sharing site, Megaupload. In 2012, this internet site was seized and shut down for violating copyright protection laws. The United States Department of Justice maintained that users were sharing pirated data via the site. So far, the case against Dotcom has not come before a judge.
Today, Mega has over 15 million registered users with an average of 350 gigabytes of bandwidth used. The service has also recently announced a secure chat add-on known as Mega Chat, a rival of the popular Skype. This offering is reportedly completely secure and allows users to talk via the computer without fear of outsiders eavesdropping on their conversations.