Buy Mega Accounts. MEGA is a cloud storage and file hosting service offered by MEGA Limited. A company based in Auckland, New Zealand. The service is offered through web-based apps. MEGA mobile apps are also available for Android and iOS.
MEGA is known for the largest fully featured free cloud storage in the world with 20 GB storage allocation for free accounts. The website and service was launched on 19 January 2013, by Kim Dotcom.
Data on Mega services is end-to-end encrypted client-side using the AES algorithm. Since Mega does not know the encryption keys to uploaded files, they cannot decrypt and view the content. Therefore, they cannot be responsible for the contents of uploaded files.
By encrypting files MEGA can work with a larger number of data hosting companies around the world, decreasing the likelihood of a Megaupload-style seizure of servers by one government. MEGA also uses Cloud RAID technology, which means files are split into roughly equal-sized parts and stored in different countries.
They also store another part in yet another country recording whether the number of “1” bits at a certain position within all parts is even or odd. This means that users can reconstruct data even when one of the parts is unavailable.
In the first few weeks after the Mega launch, various security problems were found that researchers said an attacker could use to gain access to a logged-in user’s files. In response, Mega started a vulnerability reward program which offers a reward of up to €10,000 for reporting security problems to MEGA. There is also a webpage with more information.
Mega publishes an SDK as well as source code of all their client applications under the Mega Limited Code Review Licence, a proprietary source-available license which only permits usage of the code “for the purposes of review and commentary”.
The source code was released after former director Kim Dotcom stated that he would “create a Mega competitor that is completely open source and non-profit” following his departure from Mega Ltd.
MEGA also releases a yearly transparency report that publishes statistics on takedown requests, subscriber information disclosure and related issues. This is intended to provide transparency for users, regulatory bodies and suppliers as to Mega’s operating processes relating to privacy and to statutory compliance.
MEGA was founded after file-hosting site Mega upload was seized and shut down on 19 January 2012 by the United States Department of Justice, which began criminal cases against its owners. After Gabon denied the new company domain name me.ga, MEGA announced it would instead be registered in the country of residence of its founders New Zealand, under the domain name mega.co.nz.
Mega launched on 19 January 2013 – exactly a year after Mega upload was shut down. It was founded by Kim Dotcom, Bram van der Kolk, Finn Batato, and Mathias Ortmann. Dotcom reported on Twitter MEGA had over 100,000 registered users within the first hour, speculating that this may make Mega the fastest-growing startup in history.
Kim Dotcom also reported on Twitter that the site was extremely busy, and received thousands of user registrations per minute at the time of the tweet. Three days later that number was updated to 500 uploads completed every second.
According to Mega, the site works with all major current browsers, but there can be some inconveniences to using browsers other than Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi or Microsoft Edge. For example, with Safari, MEGA runs into some limitations due to inferior browser design.
In February 2013, Mega announced it would be expanding into e-mail, chat, voice, video, and mobile. In December 2014, MEGA said it would “soon” launch a browser-based chat service. In mid-January 2015, Mega launched Mega Chat in beta, marketed as a web-based, encrypted alternative to applications like Skype and FaceTime.