Kim Dotcom may be broke, but that doesn't stop him from having a long arm. If he saved Xbox Live from the terrible attack of the lizard brigade, he also intends to do everything to preserve our privacy. Proof of this is that Mega will soon launch new software that is relatively similar to what Skype offers, with plenty of ultra-trendy odds and ends to prevent our tasteless conversations from falling into the hands of NSA analysts.
If you have a good memory, then you must remember that this is not the first time that this solution is mentioned in these lines. Far from it even since the pirate king had mentioned it last year .
Since then, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge, of course, but his goals have not changed. Kim Dotcom just wants to help us protect our private conversations by encrypting them on the fly, so they don't fall into the wrong hands.
Video conferencing and file transfers as a bonus
Beautiful, but that's not all because this new service should be rather complete if we are to believe the last tweets of our man. Video calls will indeed be there, and it will also give pride of place to file transfers. If they wish, its users can also send each other soft messages by keyboard interposed.
So it's true, Kim Dotcom sometimes has a big mouth, but he has always kept his promises since the fall of Megaupload. Mega is also a perfect example since few services can boast of being so flexible and so pleasant to use.
After that, the big problem here is that Skype is well established in the market, including among the most neophyte internet users. Kim and his associates may therefore find it difficult to impose their solution.