BitTorrent Unveils Serverless Encrypted Chat App “Bleep”
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
The market is already flooded with instant messaging and chat applications: WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Skype, Google Hangouts….the list goes on. However, what do all those chat applications share? A centralised server system. That is something BitTorrent’s Bleep does not have. Their new alpha messaging service relies on fully encrypted and decentralised messaging, based on peer-to-peer connections. What are the advantages of this? Well there is no risk of the centralised server being hacked, exposing your private details, there’s also no risk of snooping governments being able to read through your messages and spy on you.
Bleep is BitTorrent’s more polished version of BitTorrent chat which they announced almost a year ago. BitTorrent offers significant advantages over other messaging apps which claim to be secure, as BitTorrent note:
“Many messaging apps advertising privacy and security by offering end-to-end encryption for messages. But when it comes to handling metadata, they are still leaving their users exposed.”
Not to mention that even secure messaging services have to store some data, even if it is encrypted, and at legal request they can be forced to disclose this information along with the encryption keys required to access them. A P2P service does not suffer from this problem since the information is spread over a massive network, therefore legal notices served to BitTorrent would result in law enforcement agencies acquiring absolutely no information.
Check out more details of the new BitTorrent Bleep software at the source link.
Image courtesy of BitTorrent