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MegaUpload data safe for now

01 Feb 12

A lawyer for embattled file sharing website MegaUpload has told users their files are safe for a couple of weeks while his team attempts to reach a compromise with US authorities.

A previous report suggested the data could be deleted as early as tomorrow, with a freeze on the site’s assets preventing representatives from paying hosting bills.

Now, MegaUpload lawyer Ira Rothken has told TorrentFreak that the data will be safe for at least two weeks, as the two parties attempt to resolve the problem. 

The case has already done major harm to the cause of cloud storage; if the data is deleted, it could be some time before users feel comfortable trusting their data to other providers. 

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