At least 10 million 'innocent' files destroyed in MegaUpload shutdown

By Shawn Knight
Oct 21, 2013
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  1. When MegaUpload got shut down early last year, the fate of millions of files stored in the cloud fell into limbo. A large number of those files met their digital demise earlier this year when Danish web hosting company LeaseWeb...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,859   +343

    Or uploading your original data to a service that ISNT known for assisting in piracy.

    I mean, multiple locations is good too, but the above should sort of be common sense.
  3. I never use file sharing sites and cloud anymore in my life.
    No problem anymore.
    Torrent, emule, P2P etc.
    All other sucks
  4. Deposit deleted 4 days old file, cpoyright problem.
    Not was copyrighted file, was personal data.
    they are all ****.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

    "At least 10 million 'innocent' files destroyed in MegaUpload shutdown"
    And that is what is wrong about shutting down the whole site. The bastards that are shutting these sites down, need to die if they are not going to take a little time learning what to take down.

    Let me rephrase. If they are not going to respect our personal data, why should we care about theirs? The more of these sites taken down disregarding originality, the less respect I have for them and their property.
  6. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    I have to agree with Ike on this one. Yes they provided a service originally intended for EVERYONE. But it quickly degenerated into a piracy site. No one should save ANYTHING in the "cloud" period. Maybe music, because if you lost a song or two, it wouldnt be as devastating as say loseing your kids pictures. Or someother important document.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

    Yeah, but I wonder what the ratio of users are, between those who are aware of the differences of one site to another against those who do not. Pointing a finger at someone and telling them they shouldn't be so ignorant, is no excuse for deleting their files without warning.
  8. dennis777

    dennis777 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 274   +29

    Thats why cloud storage is not so reliable..


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