Kim Dotcom Releases NSA-Proof Encrypted ‘Skype Killer’

January 28, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has developed an end-to-end encrypted voice and video chat service called MegaChat.

“We are releasing #MegaChat beta step by step. Starting with video calling today. Text chat & video conferencing will follow soon,” said Dotcom in a Twitter post.

The secure messaging service is designed to run in a web browser for either Chrome or Firefox.

As reported by The Guardian, Kim Dotcom said “No US-based online service provider can be trusted with your data, Skype has no choice. They must provide the U.S. Government with backdoors.”

The service uses a 2048bit encryption key, which to this date, is believed to be nearly impossible to crack, even by agencies like the NSA.

KimDotcom tweeted he thinks MegaChat could have over 100 million users by the end of 2015.