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Mega logo 2015-04-12 07-19-10.png
Status Endangered
Archiving status Not saved yet
Archiving type Unknown
IRC channel #archiveteam-bs (on hackint)

Mega is a cloud storage and file hosting website, created by MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom.

Vital signs

From a Q&A session on Slashdot with Kim Dotcom:[1]

Mega Technique
by Anonymous Coward

I've seen some criticism from open source advocates and hackers that Mega can't be trusted because the source isn't available.What assurance could you give someone to the point that their files may not be kept secret while hosted on your platform?

Dotcom: I'm not involved in Mega anymore. Neither in a managing nor in a shareholder capacity. The company has suffered from a hostile takeover by a Chinese investor who is wanted in China for fraud. He used a number of straw-men and businesses to accumulate more and more Mega shares. Recently his shares have been seized by the NZ government. Which means the NZ government is in control. In addition Hollywood has seized all the Megashares in the family trust that was setup for my children. As a result of this and a number of other confidential issues I don't trust Mega anymore. I don't think your data is safe on Mega anymore. But my non-compete clause is running out at the end of the year and I will create a Mega competitor that is completely open source and non-profit, similar to the Wikipedia model. I want to give everyone free, unlimited and encrypted cloud storage with the help of donations from the community to keep things going.

Additionally, Mega uses in-browser JavaScript encryption to hide file contents from the hosting server, which makes automated archiving extremely difficult. As of April 2015, any type of archiving has to done either manually or through Mega's API.


  • TODO: Scrape Google
  • TODO: Scrape Bing
  • TODO: Scrape DuckDuckGo
  • TODO: Scrape Twitter
  • TODO: Scrape Reddit
  • TODO: Scrape links from MediaWiki wikis
  • TODO: Scrape the Wayback Machine
  • TODO: Scrape URLTeam dumps


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