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BitTorrent releases alpha version of secure messaging app to combat NSA

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BitTorrent Inc., creators of file-sharing services uTorrent and BitTorrent, are developing a secure (and free) messaging app which will allows users to privately send messages without any chance of them being intercepted by an external user.

“…we’re working on something that could solve for conversation security. BitTorrent Chat applies distributed technology to the idea of IM. Our goal is to ensure that your messages stay yours: private, secure, and free” writes on their blog.

There’s been a recent wave of private centric apps being developed with the revelations of the NSA surfacing to the general public. The founders of The Pirate Bay are also working secure messaging app called Hemlis, while The Pirate Bay recently released a custom browser that allows users in certain countries to circumvent privacy restrictions.

BitTorrent’s messaging app is currently in it’s alpha stage and has opened to the public for sign ups.

via BitTorrent

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