A private and secure open-source Skype alternative
Seems like a big problem for activists http://is.gd/kWvQdX & http://wiki.ictd.asia/Secure_VoIP_Discussion_and_Tips
Andrew Farmer: This is not true, Skype has been compromised for quite awhile. Please read: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/07/12/skype_surveillance_a_timeline_of_public_claims_and_private_government_dealings.html
There is an open standard being developed by the major browsers called WebRTC which, when ready for prime time, will turn the Skype-like industry on its head. Just wait, it is coming and it is open and free.
Лина Дунаевская commented
have you tried http://videolink2.me ?
great app. Works only in Chrome and Firefox though.
But all its features are free, so give it a try.
Oscar Lain commented
Not anymore, no, skype is no longer secure, after it was bought by MS.
Andrew Farmer commented
An open-source Skype alternative would be great, but if you fully read the wall street journal article you've linked, you'll see that Skype does not have a security problem. In fact Skype is so secure that wiretappers have resorted to using trojans to install keyloggers. Perhaps these activists just need a site explaining how to identify emails which contain viruses/wiretapping bugs.