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

Published Jul 11th, 2013 9:30PM EDT
Kim Dotcom Mega Encrypted Email Messaging

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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.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.