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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

MegaChat: a Browser-Based, Encrypted Voice and Video Chat App

MegaChat claims to be a secure alternative to Skype, offering browser-based voice and video chat. The application is now available although the first release seems to have a few remaining bugs.

The producing company’s background has been controversial, at best. Flamboyant CEO Kim Dotcom (an obvious pseudonym) started with Megaupload. He was soon arrested by New Zealand authorities for encouraging copyright violations. Charges were later dropped. He has since added several new services, most of which are designed to improve privacy and security concerns about existing software.

With MegaChat, you can send your decryption key to other people to allow them to access your files. The voice and video chat software also uses similar encryption, providing a secure alternative to Microsoft-owned Skype, which has been targeted for surveillance by the National Security Agency.

One of the biggest advantages of MegaChat is that you don’t have to install software to use it. Instead, you simply add an extension to Chrome or Firefox to enable secure chats as well as secure file transfers.

MegaChat is available at:

Categories: Encryption, Telephone Security

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