NSA Can Wiretap Skype, Google & Facebook - But Not WebRTC

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NSA Can Wiretap Skype, Google & Facebook - But Not WebRTC

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                                             Image Courtesy of the Guardian

According to the Guardian, the NSA has the capability of tap in to user data of Google, Skype, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, and more. This is disturbing on so many levels, especially after revelation that Verizon gave the government access to over 100 million Americans' phone records. A friend suggested.

So now that P2P Skype is not as "secure" as many were led to believe, what sort of secure P2P VoIP is available? Well, there is Phil Zimmerman's Zfone Project, which Zfone uses a proprietary protocol called ZRTP. Phil Zimmerman is the founder of PGP, the most popular email encryption method. But few people use Zfone, perhaps due to its proprietary encryption

WebRTC on the other hand is a P2P VoIP solution that leverages industry standards and is more importantly, it's already deployed in all the latest major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox.
sRTP-DTLS + WebRTC P2P = NO NSA intercepting your intimate VoIP phone calls!
So you are free to chat away. talking-heads Unless of course, the U.S. government secretly demands Google, Microsoft, and Apple preload spyware into their browsers to be able to intercept WebRTC traffic, not to mention keystrokes and everything else.

It's ironic, that in America, the land of the free, that Americans have to find methods of avoiding the NSA from eavesdropping without a warrant - or some blanket warrant that covers everybody. The Fourth Amendment specifically offers protection against such “general warrants.” This is not a Democrat vs. Republican issue or a George W. Bush vs. Barack Obama
issue. All Americans should be outraged at this.

In the meantime, if you're interested in learning more about WebRTC, you should go to the WebRTC Conference & Expo in Atlanta from June 25-27th. I was able to get a promo code to get a 50% discount on registration, so just click here and learn how WebRTC will be a gamechanger in the VoIP & VoIP security space.


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