Kim Dotcom is offering $13,580 to the first person who can hack into his security system via Mega's website.
Dotcom is confident that his site, which was launched on January 19th, is tough to crack. The website Mega is a cloud storage system which uses encryption to protect against government or third party spies. Many other websites like Google and Facebook offer rewards in finding bugs in their system to help further develop their security as well. Dotcom is also presenting other barriers to his site including an increase in security and data, and a change password option. Being a man who is known as both an internet hacker and entrepreneur, Kim Dotcom is creating this opportunity as a way to focus on improvement while Mega is in beta.
At its early age, Mega is already under scrutinization for aspects other than it's security, one of those being file sharing through the website. Critics have come to find that 50GB can be used in storing video content, which could then be shared on the site. On the other end of criticism, Torrent Freak believes Mega is policing its content too strictly, and that many harmless videos have been taken down nearly immediately, the website's reason being copyright infringement. With an overload of controversy surrounding the site, the coming weeks will surely let the public in on the truth to its concrete security and the legal boundaries of the files it will store.
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