Tox: Like Skype But No Spies Allowed

It seems like every platform you use online is somehow connected to NSA spying. While you may enjoy Skype’s free video calling service, it is also unsettling to realize that what you thought were private conversations are probably being heard by a government agency. Enter Tox, a new platform that is currently in pre-alpha, that hopes to be like Skype, but actually private.

Check it out: “Tox is built with the idea that you can keep up with friends and family without having your privacy violated. While other big-name services require you to pay to unlock features, Tox is free in both price, and in liberty. That is, you’re free to do whatever you wish with Tox.”

The platform will let you make phone calls, video calls, and chat with friends, all on an encrypted server that promises not to let the government spy on you. The platform is free, ad-free and even has a feature that lets you modify it, so that you can do  your own encryption if you like.