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Sorry to say but I never trusted any 'Mega' product and never will. 
 
Never been a Mega user, but Kim Dot Com says he does not trust it and your data is no longer safe.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/3/9089179/mega-unsafe-says-kim-dotcom-open-source-rival
Entrepreneur, hacker, and aspiring politician Kim Dotcom has said that he intends to launch an open-source, non-profit cloud storage service that will follow in the footsteps of his previous...
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+Jonathan Duymovich Rojas
Self-hosted Owncloud or similar is the way to go.
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Linux and open source is driven by passionate people who write best-of-breed software and then release the code to the public so anyone can use it, without any strings attached. (Well, there is one string attached and that’s licence.)

Who are these people? These heroes of the Linux world, whose work affects all of us every day. Allow me to introduce you.
Who are these people, seen and unseen, whose work affects all of us every day?
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Awesome article!! Keep up the great work
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Following the trend of privacy-respecting products and projects coming out of Europe (e.g., ownCloud, Kolab, and Plasma Mobile), German firm struktur AG has started a Kickstarter project called Spreedbox, which aims to offer a secure audio video conferencing service. According to the project page, “The Spreedbox is a unique device for secure audio/video conferencing, text and video messaging and file sharing. The Spreedbox is your own conferencing, meeting and file exchange service on the Internet and puts the control and security of your data into your own hands.”

The company is trying to raise over $25,000 for the project. (At the time this story was written, they had raised $9,200 with 25 more days to go.)
Spreedbox can offer private and secure video chat using Linux and open source technologies. All it needs is your support.
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Linux pretty much owns modern computing. Everything from mighty supercomputers to puny routers run on Linux -- in many cases users aren't even aware they're using Linux.

One area where Linux clearly dominates the consumer space is smartphones.

Here we have picked some popular, promising and new mobile operating systems powered by Linux and open source technologies
Android, yes. But also, Sailfish, Ubuntu, Tizen, and more.
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I think you miss the Blackberry10 OS :)
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Movers are here 
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Moving out of Arlington?
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Please upvote the Plasma mobile story on Slashdot.
Today, during the Akademy event, the KDE Community announced Plasma Mobile project. It's a Free (as in Freedom and beer), user-friendly, privacy-enabling and customizable platform for mobile devices. Plasma Mobile claims to be developed in an open process, and considering the community behind it, I ...
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Who can lead the angriest, most dangerous nation on earth? The angriest, most dangerous candidate. Get ready for Trump 2016.
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+Brian Rush I am with you on that.
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Even Microsoft doesn't know what happened, all they know is something happened. Restarting or reformatting may fix 'whatever' happened.
 
Upgrade to Windows 10. It will be fun. They said. Via /u/joey_frydrych #funny #IT #Microsoft #Humour #UseLinux
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Hey Cortana, what happened?
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Following the trend of privacy-respecting products and projects coming out of Europe (e.g., ownCloud, Kolab, and Plasma Mobile), German firm struktur AG has started a Kickstarter project called Spreedbox, which aims to offer a secure audio video conferencing service. According to the project page, “The Spreedbox is a unique device for secure audio/video conferencing, text and video messaging and file sharing. The Spreedbox is your own conferencing, meeting and file exchange service on the Internet and puts the control and security of your data into your own hands.”

The company is trying to raise over $25,000 for the project. (At the time this story was written, they had raised $9,200 with 25 more days to go.)
Spreedbox can offer private and secure video chat using Linux and open source technologies. All it needs is your support.
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+Martin McDonough  It is a real HWRNG.
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Yesterday we had movers. Among them were two Ukrainian kids who came to US for work. The moment they saw my T-Shirt, they said Linux. I was shocked. I asked if they knew Linux. They both said 'of course' and started asking dozens of questions.

Awesome.
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+Przemek Skweres Nothing strange. Something refreshing as when I lived in Europe and met anyone 9 out of 10 people knew about Linux; which is different here.
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The KDE Community just announced its ambitious Plasma Mobile platform.
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Please upvote the Plasma story on Slashdot.
Today, during the Akademy event, the KDE Community announced Plasma Mobile project. It's a Free (as in Freedom and beer), user-friendly, privacy-enabling and customizable platform for mobile devices. Plasma Mobile claims to be developed in an open process, and considering the community behind it, I ...
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+Марко Костић Slashdot still brings in traffic. And we still have group of people who still believe in text written 2000+ plus years old; Slash is relatively new :-)
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Writer, Editor, Photography, film-editing, cooking
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  • ITworld
    Freelance Writer, 2014 - present
    Write Linux & Open Source related blogs for the publication.
  • Linux Foundation
    Freelance Writer, 2014 - present
    Write Linux related stories for Linux.com
  • Linux Veda
    Editor, 2014 - present
  • Linux Magazine
    Freelance Writer, 2015 - 2015
  • Muktware.com
    Editor in Chief, 2010 - 2013
  • Linux For You
    Assistant Editor, 2005 - 2010
  • EFYTimes
    Assistant Editor, 2005 - 2010
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Brussels, Belgium - Garmisch, Germany - Delhi - Lakhimpur kheri, India
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Writer, Journalist. Free Software Advocate. Founder/Editor of LinuxVeda.com
Introduction
Swapnil Bhartiya is a journalist and writer who has been covering Linux & Open Source for 10 years. He is also a science fiction writer whose stories have been broadcasted on Indian radio and published in leading Indian magazines. He joined EFY Magazine group in 2005 as a special correspondent to cover IT and launch a new property. Later, he focused on Linux & Open Source and was promoted to Assistant Editor for Linux for You magazine. He then moved to Europe and started his own Open Source web magazine. He brags about having met in person and interviewed almost all the leading personalities of the GNU/Linux world - ranging from Richard M. Stallman to Linus Torvalds. He is currently also working on several science fiction novels. He currently resides in the capital of America.
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Spent 3 days with Richard M Stallman. Did a 50 minute long video interview of Linus Torvdals. Have met and interviewed all 'super stars' of the GNU/Linux world, including Linus Torvalds, Mark Shuttleworth, Brain Bhenedorf, Klaus Knopper, Eben Moglen, Greg KH, Theodore Ts'o, Alan Cox, Jon "Maddog" Hall, Bradley M Kuhn....and many more. I cook excellent Indian food. Use Linux in almost every aspect of my life.
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  • St Don Bosco Collage
    Intermediate, 1982 - 1999
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
    Journalism, 2003 - 2005
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