MegaUpload Users Face Data Erasure

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After a couple of weeks using a partially functional site, MegaUpload's users will now feel some real pain as the fed threatens to delete the site's data starting Thursday. Aletter from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia via The Associated Press, reveals the plan to permanently eliminate the controversial file-sharing site. Up until now, it looked like the jailed owner Kim Dotcom would suffer for the digital thievery, but now anyone who had stored anything on MegaUpload will lose their information.

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