MEGA, the company that succeeded the infamous piracy site Megaupload, has announced that during the coronavirus outbreak it is offering a 12 month pro subscription to its cloud storage service for teachers and students of verified educational institutions.
Stephen Hall, executive chairman of MEGA, said, "The encrypted cloud storage and chat provided by MEGA provides an excellent basis for continued teacher-student interaction, allowing effective remote learning."
Many educational institutions have closed in order to limit the spread of Covid-19. MEGA's platform provides features to allow students to continue their studies by connecting to teachers and teaching resources.
Recently a private school in Portugal quickly and easily shared folders to nearly 2,000 accounts, facilitating their remote learning activities.
MEGA is now offering all educational institutions free PRO accounts for all their teachers and students. This will allow them to
- Upload and share individual files or complete folders of teaching material;
- Open a MEGAdrop folder for students to upload their files to the teacher's account;
- Have multi-party text, voice and video chats;
- Enjoy the privacy of MEGA's user-controlled end-to-end encryption;
- Enjoy fast file transfers.
MEGA is available in Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
After verification of their status, MEGA will provide vouchers, or automatic upgrade for the verified domain, to give all their accounts free PRO status for 12 months, which provides 400 GB of file storage and 1 TB of transfer quota for every account.