BitTorrent releases Decentralised Voice and Text App “Bleep”
Jeremy Tate / 2 years ago
Data mining and user security is as important as ever, with the vast array of documentation leaks over the last 24 months leaving many bewildered by the intense surveillance of their private online data. BitTorrent has taken the golden opportunity to release its decentralised communication platform titled “Bleep”. The application aims to protect anonymity and metadata of the user from prying eyes, and has been in invite-only beta testing stages for a couple of months now. From today onwards, you’ll be able to download and use it to your heart’s content – with the app becoming available for Windows, Mac and Android platforms.
Bleep is fairly simple to setup and get using; allowing users to import their Google address book or email and SMS contacts through to the client. If you have an account already setup – you can now also move it through to your Android device and instantly receive any messages across all platforms with it. With that said, the app is still in an Alpha stage – and as such, a few bugs and niggles exist throughout the experience. Sending photos in offline mode isn’t possible without setting the app to work in a “Wi-Fi Only” mode – you also cannot swap to an existing account from Android through to the desktop, and even though you can receive messages on multiple devices – they won’t all be seen across all devices yet.
To get started, all you need to do is signup to create a new Bleep account – or you can use your existing email or mobile number. In staying with the theme, signups for the service can be completely anonymous – void of any personal details or information.
Bleep is available to download here.
Thanks to Bleep for providing us with this information.