Kim Dotcom’s latest website, Mega, promised to be a replacement of Megaupload, the file-sharing and mostly-pirated video host site the government took down a year ago. But Mega is a cloud-storage service: Users have access to their files, but no one else, not even the site’s administrators, know what’s in them because they’re encrypted before they reach Mega’s servers.
If your desktop screen looks like the bottom of your trashcan, maybe it’s time to take your files to the cloud. Just in time for 2013, here is our new list of the best free online file storage sites. More than just external hardrives, many of these sites are collaboration platforms that you can use to share documents with friends.
Kim Dotcom has promised to launch this weekend a replacement for Megaupload, one year after that site was shut down by U.S. law enforcement for facilitating copyright infringement.