Megaupload founder plans to launch new “Mega” service

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 20:03

London: Controversial Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has revealed his plans to launch a new site.

In a series of tweets on Twitter, he called on software developers to get in touch to get an early access to the new service, called simply ''Mega'', which he promises will be a ''massive global network'' and would ''change the world’.

“The new Mega will offer one-click-encryption of ALL your data transfers, on the fly, easy to use, free of charge, TOTAL PRIVACY,” the Daily Mail quoted Dotcom, as posting in a tweet.

His tweets also confirm it will contain email and fax tools, along with video capabilities, and is expected to offer users a simple way to encrypt their data.

Dotcom, 38, a New Zealand resident was arrested when police swooped on his sprawling mansion outside Auckland in January, and seized millions of dollars’ worth of funds and assets on behalf of the FBI.

He has been fighting a bitter legal battle with US prosecutors over insider trading, embezzlement and alleged copyright breaches, which are said to have cost owners more than 500 million dollars.

Dotcom has since been released on bail while he awaits a US extradition hearing, which has been pushed to 2013.


First Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 20:03

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