Controversial web tycoon Kim Dotcom has announced plans to launch an encrypted email service to complement his free cloud storage tool Mega.
In an interview with The Guardian, the New Zealand entrepreneur said that the service will be fully encrypted, but didn’t say when he plans to launch.
Dotcom is facing charges over alleged mass copyright theft, has confirmed plans to offer an encrypted email service on his new Mega network.
Dotcom said that Mega has grown to 3m registered users since it launched in January 2013, and 125m files were stored in its first month in operation.
“It took [cloud storage firm] Dropbox two years to achieve that,” said Dotcom, real name Kim Schmitz. “We can see really high demand for this storage.”
He added: “We’re going to extend this to secure email which is fully encrypted so that you won’t have to worry that a government or internet service provider will be looking at your email.”
No further details were supplied on the Mega email system or when it might launch.