BitTorrent opens up Bleep alpha, releases Android and Mac apps for private text and voice chat


BitTorrent took the next step towards turning its secure messaging client Bleep into a real product: The company opened up the alpha test of Bleep on Wednesday, and released it as an app for OS X and Android. BitTorrent also updated the existing Windows client with a bunch of new features, getting closer to a point where Bleep could one day replace traditional instant messaging services and possibly even phone calls.


Bleep is [company]BitTorrent[/company]’s attempt to offer a secure messaging service that not only offers end-to-end encryption, but also makes it a lot harder to find out which users are communicating with each other. It’s in part a response to the Snowden revelations about the NSA’s snooping, which involved large-scale metadata analysis to track the phone calls of millions of Americans and many more around the world.

Here is how Bleep wants to avoid this kind of surveillance: BitTorrent…

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