Kim Dotcom To Take On Skype With MegaChat
MegaChat, which Mega has launched in beta, will be rolled out in stages, with Dotcom describing the service as a “Skype killer”.
As reported by The Guardian, Dotcom has claimed that “no US-based online service provider can be trusted with your data” and that “Skype has no choice. They must provide the US Government with backdoors”.
“We are releasing #MegaChat beta step by step,” Dotcom stated via Twitter. “Starting with video calling today. Text chat & video conferencing will follow soon.”
Aside from a browser, MegaChat does not require any additional software to operate.
Since MegaChat’s launch, Dotcom has claimed it is going viral.
“#Mega has over 15 million registered users now,” Dotcom tweeted. “I think #MegaChat could elevate us to 100+ million users by the end of 2015. #Prediction.”
Mega’s security credentials have been questioned in the past, The Guardian reported, with passwords stolen from the service shortly after its 2013 launch, with Dotcom launching a bounty for security flaws.
“#Mega offers a security bounty again,” Dotcom recently tweeted. “Please report any security flaw to us. We’ll fix it and reward you. Thanks for helping.”