Often, one needs to upload some data to the Web, in order to share it with others. Here we present some means of doing so. A lot of the content herein bleeds over with Links to Private Communication Means, but here we focus specifically on single use file uploads. Before uploading data, one should be familiar with the principles of Internet anonymity.
The below paragraphs contain links to outside websites and sources of data; we maintain that the individual must verify the links therein.
- If private group communications are required, then view DHitMA: Private Communication Means.
- Mega: Mega allows a user to create a profile and share specific folders (of sizes in proportion to one's account) via a link with others; the shared content can be encrypted, and the user may choose to share the decryption key with the recipient(s); also, Mega actually has an end-to-end encrypted chat feature
- MediaFire: MediaFire gives the user 10GB of space for free, and a maximum file size of 4GB. Files can be shared privately via links.
- PDF Archive: PDF Archive is a free online service to easily host, publish, archive and share PDF documents privately. An account (email and password) is required. PDFs do not expire unless set to delete after a specified time. PDF documents can be uploaded publicly, as well; and one can search for them.
- FILE.re: FILE.re allows any type of file up to 2GB to be uploaded, shareable via link. Every file is deleted after 24 hours.
- sendspace: sendspace allows any type of file up to 300MB to be upload, shareable via link.
- Volafile: Volafile allows one to create temporary rooms to chat and share files (up to 20GB). We do not recommend Volafile, as it is not encrypted and expresses clearly that IPs are logged; however, it may serve a purpose for normal use.
- anonfile: anonfile (anonfiles) allows any user to upload files up to 20GB in size, shareable via link
- Catbox: Catbox allows any user to upload files up to 200MB in size, shareable via link
- dFile: dFile allows any user to upload files up to 5GB in size, shareable via link
- Pastebin: Pastebin is a text-hosting website. Text can be written and uploaded anonymously, whereafter an expiration date and visibility can be set. We do not recommend Pastebin, and instead recommend PrivateBin (see next entry).
- PrivateBin: PrivateBin is like Pastebin but superior. It encrypts all data as it is typed, using AES-256. Unlike Pastebin, it supports markdown without any extra effort, meaning you can paste links and they are clickable.
- ZeroBin: ZeroBin is similar to PrivateBin. AES-256 is used.
- imgur: imgur allows you to upload any number of images/gifs/videos, either privately via link, or publicly
- gyazo: Gyazo functions as a screenshot utility that allows sharing via Web URL; in truth, the default screenshot application on any computer will suffice, if the image is simply copied and transferred through some private means.