Kim Dotcom’s Mega Is Working On Encrypted Email Service
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
With both Lavabit and Silent Circle shutting down their encrypted email services it is currently quite hard to find yourself an encrypted email client these days that has a safe and reliable future ahead of it. Anything based in the USA is vulnerable to NSA court orders and thus is not really safe at all. Kim Dotcom is looking to change this by providing a mainstream encrypted email service. Dotcom has been an enemy of the USA since they relentlessly hunted his Megaupload website, confiscated its servers and deleted the data without legally sound evidence. Now Kim Dotcom is looking to get back at the USA with a mainstream encrypted email service that the USA can’t touch, because Mega is based outside the USA.
“Mega’s open encrypted email service outside of #NSA reach will change the way people use email forever. You’ll see. Coming 2014,” Dotcom tweeted.
It will be interesting to see how Mega chooses to encrypt the email system given that they want to encrypt based on email protocols not based on the contents of the message. Maybe Mega will follow a similar route to that recently undertaken by two of Germany’s ISPs who encrypted their email services within Germany for a similar reason.
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