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Kim Dotcom launches Skype competitor MegaChat, comes with file-sharing feature

As promised last month, New Zealand-based entrepreneur, Kim Dotcom has launched a new video chat service called MegaChat. The service, which he is positioning as a Skype rival is a browser-based encry

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As promised last month, New Zealand-based entrepreneur, Kim Dotcom has launched a new video chat service called MegaChat. The service, which he is positioning as a Skype rival is a browser-based encrypted video calling platform boasting file-sharing capabilities. MegaChat is still in beta, which explains why some people are having issues connecting and talking with their friends. Also Read - Lizard Squad is selling the DDoS tool it used to bring down PSN and Xbox Live on Christmas

MegaChat comes with what is being called Controlled Encryption (UCE), which gives users an access key, without which your files won’t be accessible. The service works without any software or plug-in, but there is an extension available for both Chrome and Firefox which will supposedly boost performance and enhance security. Also Read - Kim Dotcom is soon launching an encrypted video-chat service to take on Skype

Last month when Kim Dotcom teased about MegaChat, he noted that Skype (and other services) aren’t as privacy-friendly as they should be. His point was that while both the services offer a great amount of encryption, they will still have to turn their users’ data to NSA when ordered. In order to show how secure the service is, Dotcom announced that he will be rewarding people who can find loopholes in MegaChat. Also Read - Kim DotCom apparently saves Christmas, helps end Xbox Live and PlayStation Network DDoS attack

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  • Published Date: January 23, 2015 7:45 PM IST
  • Updated Date: January 23, 2015 7:46 PM IST



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