FileSonic Disables File Sharing Service After Megaupload Case

Posted on Jan 23 2012 - 8:48am by Editorial Staff

The takedown of Megaupload by the feds last week saw online storage service Filesonic disabling its file sharing service between its users starting from today. Banner on the company website reads, “All sharing functionality on Filesonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.”

Filesonic has listed offices in the UK and Hong Kong, and its US office location is still not known – resulting in the website to take such move to avoid prosecutions, said Reuters. Filesonic whose primary function is to store files which can be accessed from another machines at a later date.

There are probably more chances that in the way as Filesonic did other similar sites to opt-in for similar disabling file-sharing functionality, as feds are making a strong wave against all such websites.

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