Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Megaupload users' data to be kept another two weeks
MegaUpload's doors have been closed for a while now, and now the personal files are at risk. About a day or two ago everyone was panicking because MegaUpload couldn't pay its hosters to host their data, so that would mean that all that data would have been deleted. Well there is a moment to take a deep breath now. Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications have decided to preserve the data for another two weeks while a deal is brokered with the DOJ for its release. So all the users can do now is sit and wait to see if a deal is going to be struck with the feds to see if the data can be released back to its consumers.
In the meantime, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has teamed up with Carpathia to create a website that puts folks in touch with EFF attorneys so users can try to retrieve their data. No word as to what legal wrangling the EFF can do to make it happen, but if you would start the legal process, you can click the link below to start.
And before I post this link, does anyone use MegaUpload? I sure don't; I use SkyDrive for all my hosting services, but I don't really share files that much. I use it mostly to store all my files in the cloud, so you don't have to clutter up your HDD. Plus my old HDD does not have alot of space. I'll release my computers tech specs eventually, but let me warn you that it is "old" in some peoples words. Only by a few years, though.
Click here to start the process.