Windows 10 users finally have a cloud storage option which offers actual privacy

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Cloud storage is great and increasingly essential, as we move to PCs with small SSD storage and multiple mobile devices with even less.

Unfortunately, these usually come with very stringent terms of service which mean companies are free to snoop on the content of these online drives and explicitly forbid uploading items which may raise copyright or obscenity concerns.

Fortunately for Windows users, there is one company which has always thumbed their nose at both of those community standards, and they have now released a UWP app for Windows 10 users on phone and PC to try out.

Currently, in alpha, the MEGA Privacy app is a secure cloud storage service that gives you 50 GB free storage space. Unlike other cloud storage providers, your data is encrypted and decrypted by your client devices only and never by the company itself, which means they never know what your online archive contains.

Like other cloud storage services they let you upload your files from your smartphone or tablet, then search, store, download, stream, view, share, rename or delete your files anytime, from any device, anywhere.  You can also share folders with your contacts and see their updates in real time.

Because everything is encrypted with your own personal key the company can not reset your password, and you will lose access to all your data if you lose it, which is the hallmark of an actual secure service.

See screenshots of the MEGA Privacy app below:

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The app replaces the old Windows Phone version which was slow and not a UWP app. It is currently in Alpha but adventurous users can find it in the store here.

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