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Not happy with Google Drive or DropBox?  Now, you have another option, Mega.  Its launched by Kim Dotcom, A year after file-storage site MegaUpload was brought down by U.S. law enforcement officials targeting piracy, it didn't stop Kim Dotcom from launch his new storage website, Mega.


Dotcom said Mega had more than half a million sign-ups in the first 14 hours, so it was already a success. However, the site has sometimes been knocked offline.


Mega's file encryption is not so much to protect users as to protect Kim Dotcom and his company. The New Zealand police force's ludicrous overreaction resulted from accusations that MegaUpload was being used to share copyright material such as movies, TV shows and music. With Mega, files are encrypted before they are uploaded, so that Mega staff do not and cannot know what users are uploading and, possibly, sharing.

Compared to Google Drive, Mega offers a steal! There is no 500 GB plan offered by Google, but we can compare Mega to Mountain View's 2 TB plan. Google Drive's price for 2 TB of storage is a whopping $99.99/month, 5 times the price of Mega's Pro II plan. And we thought Google's plans were affordable.


Mega's Pro Account Prices


  • Pro I: 500 GB of storage and 1 TB of bandwidth for $9.99/month.
  • Pro II: 2 TB of storage and 4 TB of bandwidth for $19.99/month.
  • Pro III: 4 TB of storage and 8 TB of bandwidth for $29.99/month.

Source:  MEGA / CNET


Google has done all it can to keep information about us safe and unexploited and now that the present Privacy Director is already retiring, many wonder what will happen to these efforts and how will Android fare in the future with the new head. A few months from now, Lawrence You will replace his predecessor and possibly continue what Alma Whitten has accomplished during her stint in the company.

Perhaps even more, since You will be able to manage directly in Mountain View as opposed to Whitten in London.

Google's job in protecting the privacy of millions of its users is big and is hard work. It is very easy to exploit user tracking and the company was once even involved in a similar issue with the EU that apparently "violated data protection". Another that seems to plague Google's privacy includes disclosure of personal info of users to app developers.

Patterns of individual internet usage are collected, without consent and this information may be used to provide users with personalized browsing experience but it could also act as a double-edged sword. As to how Lawrence You will keep all of our information safe without compromising the quality of browsing remains to be seen.

Source: androidauthority


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