Kim Dotcom has announced plans to launch “Mega,” a new and improved raid-proof service that is expected to go live on the one-year anniversary of Megaupload’s shutdown by American authorities.
The planned date for Mega’s launch is January 19, 2013, exactly one year after MegaUpload was shut down by the United States Department of Justice.
At the zenith of its popularity, Megaupload regularly attracted 50 million users a day and even enjoyed support from many major figures in the American music industry.
Dotcom, the company's founder, who currently resides in New Zealand and is fighting extradition to the US on copyright violation charges, said that Mega will be launched at a press conference with a mock doomsday launch button which the FBI alleged was in place to take MegaUpload down in the event of a raid.
“ANNOUNCEMENT: The new Mega will launch exactly 1 year after the raid with a #MansionPressConference & #DoomsdayLaunchButton,” his tweet reads.
Mega will be encrypted with a key that Mega itself will never have access to, giving users and third-party application developers control of access to files on the service.
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