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Kim Dotcom plans to release NSA-proof email, messaging for Mega users

Kim Dotcom Mega Encrypted Email Messaging

Kim Dotcom is producing a special treat for Mega users who want to communicate without any risk of getting intercepted by the National Security Agency. TorrentFreak reports that Dotcom plans to launch an “encrypted messaging service in four to six weeks” that Mega CEO Vikram Kumar says is designed to address “global concerns over governments collecting, storing, and analyzing all Internet traffic.” Dotcom tells TorrentFreak that in addition to the messaging service, Mega is also working on an encrypted email service that will be available sometime in the next six to nine months. Dotcom, who has been very critical of the NSA’s spying program, has personal experience when it comes to controversial surveillance practices. Last fall New Zealand prime minister John Key apologized to Dotcom for government security officials who illegally spied on his communications without first obtaining a warrant.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.