Users from all over the world fear for their own anonymity and privacy on the net due to recent incidents as the NSA scandal - which led to a wave of turmoil and criticism - and the increase of online monitoring. Kim Dotcom - founder of share hoster Mega - has announced his plans to develop an encrypted messenger, that is supposed to get launched already in 4 until 6 weeks. For the start, this chat platform is going to work web-based, but there might be apps for mobile devices in some months said Dotcom. An encoded e-mail service is in development as well and ready for use in six months, if everything goes accordingly. With those preparations and plans, the founder of one-click hoster Megaupload - which was taken offline by the FBI - gets many steps closer to his slogan "The Privacy Company: Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger. Safer."
The NSA scandal should awake much more interest in Kim's coming Messenger. Beside Dotcom, also Peter Sunde - co-founder of BitTorrent index "The Pirate Bay" - is currently working on his own bug-proof messenger. He has already collected around 100.000 USD in less than 2 days for his yet incomplete project.
Kim Dotcom reminds of Megaupload via his Twitter account
. Megaupload constituted more or less 4% of internet traffic without any backdoors or US-jurisdiction. Meanwhile, most users are registered at "NSA's" Dropbox .