Ask Slashdot: Are There Secure Alternatives To Skype?

How can you make a truly secure phone call? An anonymous Slashdot reader writes:
I have a Windows 8.1 phone and mostly use it for Skype calls and chats. A bit of browsing every now and then, and checking public transportation schedules… What can I do to be able to securely chat and place audio/video calls? What do you think is the best device to buy and what apps to use on it?

Skype for Windows Phone will stop working in 2017, and Skype’s privacy was already suspect after Edward Snowden leaked evidence of Microsoft’s secret collaboration with the NSA. But are there any good alternatives — especially for a Windows Phone user? Leave your suggestions in the comments. What are the best secure alternatives to Skype?


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