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(New Zealand Herald)   Kim Dotcomm debuts new Mega Upload site. Fark: A year to the day since the botched FBI/NZ police raid that assassinated the last MegaUpload site   (nzherald.co.nz) divider line 64
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2013-01-20 03:01:00 PM  
traylor
At an other point they state that they can by no means decrypt your files. This is something cloud storage providers should be doing from day 0.

Yup. It's sort of an indictment of how far the computer industry has been pulled away from its roots that the only such service out there is debuting in 2013. Kim Dotcom, one of the old-school good guys. Lets hope he realizes how lucrative adding e-mail (possibly with some form of built-in public key crypto/PGP support) would be for his brand. Google stopped adhering to their unofficial motto long ago.
 
2013-01-20 06:22:23 PM  

machoprogrammer: Quantum Apostrophe: I believe you are a tranny lover who can't wait to get on all fours and take a 10 inch horsecack in the rear.

And I believe you have Joe Biden's cock so far in your mouth that you can't see anything but his ballsack. Your point?


NNnnnngggh.

Between the two of you, I'm spent.
 
2013-01-20 07:09:09 PM  

t3knomanser: machoprogrammer: Quantum Apostrophe: I believe you are a tranny lover who can't wait to get on all fours and take a 10 inch horsecack in the rear.

And I believe you have Joe Biden's cock so far in your mouth that you can't see anything but his ballsack. Your point?

NNnnnngggh.

Between the two of you, I'm spent.


Wipe up and close the lights behind you.
 
2013-01-20 10:06:44 PM  

eddievercetti: The moment Hollywood gets paranoid again, cops will be knocking again.


I suspect his front door is probably reinforced with steel plates, fitted with lugs into a reinforced

I May Be Crazy But...: GreenAdder: It would be fun to just upload video of myself tapdancing badly in a robot costume. To ensure a huge bloated file size, I'd use no video or audio compression. Then I'd name it something sinister, daring people to try and crack the encryption.

Just sayin'...

If you're going to do that, go with a RickRoll. Can't go wrong with the classics.


Or 10,000 images of sinks.
 
2013-01-21 08:39:37 AM  
cdn.cnwimg.com

Spot the rich guy!
 
2013-01-21 11:21:58 AM  

admvernclark: Kim Dotcom is a wierd dude but I kind of like him for it. I read a profile on wired I think.

Plus he likes cars. Cars are good.

/know nothing about file sharing blah blah blah.


He's a farking criminal and I'm not referring to the file sharing shiat. (hacking, insider trading, embezzlement, securities fraud)

Either the profile you read was very incomplete or you don't have a problem with those things.
 
2013-01-21 11:25:18 AM  

TwistedFark: That's right - the 5th amendment doesn't apply to encryption keys. It's treated the same way as a physical search, that is to say, if the cops get a warrant to search your warehouse signed by a judge and they can't break into it because it's impervious, you have to turn over the keys or you are in contempt of court. Same thing applies to encrypted data, if the cops can't decrypt it and they have a search warrant for it, then you have to turn over the keys or go to jail.



Rule #1 of protecting information with encryption: when authorities ask "what is the encryption key?" the answer is ALWAYS "I'm sorry, but I can't recall the key."

/rule #2: rule #1 does not apply when the "authority" is the guy with the Russian accent, two missing fingers, and a huge scar across his face
 
2013-01-21 11:52:24 AM  

Happy Hours: He's a farking criminal and I'm not referring to the file sharing shiat. (hacking, insider trading, embezzlement, securities fraud)


Technically true. Your view is the one that US & German authorities assert is true. The Wired article makes him sound like a simple guy trying to make a living and at the same time protect the rights and freedoms of the little man. The truth lies in the vast gray area in between.

Remember, there's more than one way to end up on the bad side of any government or other powerful entity. You can actually break their rules/laws and they'll catch you and punish you. Or, you can do things that threaten their power and they'll give you the same treatment, regardless of whether you actually broke the rules or not.
 
2013-01-21 01:30:45 PM  
From the other, now duplicate-deleted thread:

doczoidberg
Giving people a way to backup their data without anyone else getting into it is somehow supposed to be a BAD thing?

I think it's a testament to how conditioned we've all become to desiring the loving embrace of Big Brother. Suddenly its a Bond-villain level threat to FREEDUM if you want to have a safe that The Man doesn't have his very own key to. And not even a safe that can contain something dangerous like explosives, just a safe to contain digital information.
 
2013-01-21 03:50:45 PM  
Mega's crypto is laughably bad. unsalted 128bit AES keys based on user passwords? I could crack that on my smartphone CPU with a free rainbow tables site. It's retard-strength bad. Its like those re-res that put hood scoops and a VTEC sticker on their car and think that equals a CAI kit
 
2013-01-21 05:32:44 PM  
willfullyobscure: I think its more of a legal mechanism than anything else... the technological equivalent of the legal difference between a locked door and an unlocked one. If a door is unlocked, a cop can open it and walk inside without legal problems, but even a very easily-picked lock requires a warrant.
 
2013-01-21 05:34:24 PM  
Also, to be fair, if you're using a rainbow tables site, you're not exactly cracking anything on your smartphone CPU...
 
2013-01-21 09:22:11 PM  

mrexcess: willfullyobscure: I think its more of a legal mechanism than anything else... the technological equivalent of the legal difference between a locked door and an unlocked one. If a door is unlocked, a cop can open it and walk inside without legal problems, but even a very easily-picked lock requires a warrant.


its well past "clever technomarketing gimmick" into dangerously inept. a bunch of Chinese and the Estonians are going to use this as the hacker equivalent of a McDs ball pit.
 
2013-01-22 10:41:42 PM  

Nemo's Brother: In the lime wire days...


The Beatles- Mrs. Robinson
 
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