In this article, we’ll compare the privacy policies of both Google Drive and MEGA. Google Drive doesn’t have an official client for Linux, and MEGA doesn’t offer a proprietary transfer protocol. However, the privacy policies of both services are more detailed and Google’s has a better anti-ransomware protection. So, which one is better? Here are some things to consider. Read on for the pros and cons of each service and decide for yourself.
Google Drive doesn’t offer an official client for Linux
MEGA is a cloud storage service that offers a native client for Linux. Founded by the founder of Megaupload, MEGA has no association with Kim Dotcom and claims to offer end-to-end encryption. As a user, you control the encryption key and can choose whether or not to view the encrypted files. It also claims to offer the highest levels of privacy and security.
MEGA‘s desktop application MEGASync works on Windows, macOS, and Linux and offers a native 50GB of free storage. The MEGAsync extension integrates with the Nautilus file-management application in Ubuntu. MEGASync offers unlimited transfer speeds and no file size limitations, though you can’t sync whole folders at once. Unlike other cloud storage solutions, MEGASync also doesn’t support block-level syncing, which allows you to upload individual files at a time and avoid uploading them to the cloud.
While Google doesn’t offer an official client for Linux, there are many alternative tools available. The most common tool is the command-line tool DriveSync. This tool is compatible with several Linux distros and is a free alternative to the official Google Drive client. However, DriveSync doesn’t offer all the features of Drive. You can use it to download remote files, upload new files, and blacklist or whitelist files to sync.
Another option is to download Google Drive’s Linux Client software. Unlike Dropbox, the Linux client is designed to handle direct links and will not allow you to use HTTPS. You can also use the Google Drive website to view and edit files. A Linux-based Linux client for Google Drive is available at a website called Github. This will help you quickly access the files stored on Mega Cloud.
Once you’ve downloaded the MEGA client, you can open your files and folders on the server. In the “File” folder, you’ll see all the folders stored in your MEGA drive. You can even sync these with local folders. This way, you can manage your files without worrying about their security. It’s a great feature of MEGA.
MEGA publishes a Transparency Report every year detailing the number of files removed and number of requests for user data. It also makes it clear that unless users are provided with the encryption key, they cannot implement a takedown request. MEGA has also received criticism for deleting people’s files when they placed links on their websites. MEGA‘s Transparency Report states that it takes down hundreds of thousands of files per year but only a small fraction of its total 63 billion files. In addition, MEGA fills out user information directly to New Zealand police.
MEGA offers anti-ransomware protection
MEGA Cloud is a free file storage service that offers anti-ransomware protection when converting files from Google Drive to a local computer. It also lets you use limited storage space, but be aware that the service has the right to delete your files after three months if you don’t make use of it. If you don’t want your data to be deleted, you can set the account to receive automatic warnings or pay for a premium account.
MEGA incorporates end-to-end encryption and two-factor authentication to protect your data. This method combines a traditional password with a Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP). The combined security features of these two methods make it very difficult for someone to decrypt files without your permission. MEGA also offers file versioning and recovery features to keep your files safe.
When you use MEGA Cloud, you can easily manage your users and their files. The platform offers dashboards and analytics to monitor usage. If you lose a password, MEGA will send you a link to reset it. You can also migrate your data to another account if you prefer. There are many advantages of using MEGA Cloud. If you want to share files with your colleagues, you can easily do it using its secure file sharing capabilities.
There are no regional restrictions on Mega Cloud. You get 20GB of free storage with its free account. If you want more storage, you can pay a small fee for an upgrade. The service offers a variety of features, but is more expensive than Google Drive. With its unlimited storage space and strong encryption, MEGA is worth considering. You don’t need to be a computer whiz to use it.
Mega uses better security measures than Google Drive. Files are encrypted end-to-end, so even if someone hacks your files, you will not be able to access them. But Google Drive does offer virus scanning for files larger than 25MB, but it doesn’t scan downloaded files. Luckily, Mega uses a QR code for contacts and end-to-end encrypted chat to protect your files.