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Tox: A Replacement for Skype and Your Privacy?

August 7, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Story by Saroj Kar / Silicon Angle

In the era of�NSA�spying and the rise of widespread�government monitoring programsor even just the era of Skype, if you're looking for something new and secure alternatives then Tox Messaging is coming soon for you.

Project Tox, also known as Tox, is a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) secure alternative to all-in-one communication platform, which allows users to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in. The easy to use free open source messaging service allows you instant encrypted messaging, secure video calls, and makes free and secures calls without paying a single penny.

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The goal of the Tox open source project is nothing less than a secure instant messenger that respects the privacy of users. The developers want to offer both the simplicity and the functionality of the market leader, but to create a configuration-free P2P Skype replacement.

Features of Tox

Tox provides you instant encrypted messaging with leading-class encryption without worrying about privacy. You can make free and secure Tox to Tox calls, go face to face with a secure video call, fully customizable for developers to add extra features and free to both use and modify.

Tox developers want to create a configuration free P2P Skype replacement that means users will easily able to enter this application and add users to their friend list to whom they want to chat and start conversing with them. The application is also aiming to replace all the features of Skype which is very hard to use for simple user.

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