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Sep 20, 2014

How is Bleep any more secure than other instant messenger apps?

Bleep is a messaging app by Bit-Torrent that just had the alpha go live for anyone who wants to try it out. It’s main selling point is that if you want to make sure that your IMs are private, you should use Bleep. What is done differently with Bleep to make your message any more secure than with other messaging applications?

09/23/2014
Number 6 already answered your question, but here's a link to Engadget's take on Bleep:

http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/30/bittorrent-bleep/
09/23/2014
Number 6 already answered your question, but here's a link to the Hacker News take on Bleep:

http://thehackernews.com/2014/07/bittorrent-unveiled-new-decentralized.h...
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09/22/2014

The main things are that (1) there is end to end encryption, and (2) message are only stored locally on your device. Also, because it uses a peer-to-peer model, messages can only be exchanged when both parties are online at the same time. You can also create an account anonymously. The company has a blog that you might like to take a look at, including a more detailed description of how it works. http://engineering.bittorrent.com/2014/09/17/how-does-bleep-work/

 

If you want to check out the alpha, here is the link for that: 

http://blog.bittorrent.com/2014/09/17/bittorrent-bleep-alpha-goes-public... 

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