Kim Dotcom's Mega to Expand Into Secure Email, Chat, Video, Mobile

Online privacy advocate Kim Dotcom has plans to expand Mega, his new file-sharing site, to include secure email, chat, voice, video and mobile services.

Dotcom made the announcement Saturday via Twitter, saying the updates will arrive "in the coming years."

This tweet, along with several others, seems to position Mega as a stronghold for Internet privacy and freedom. Dotcom cautioned against using U.S.-based servers and email providers — calling out Gmail, iCloud and Skype, in particular — because the American government can demand access to user data, he said.