BitTorrent Bleep Offers Secure Messaging

0
BitTorrent Bleep Offers Secure Messaging

BitTorrent Bleep offers users a secure messaging service, to which each device is registered separately in order to ensure increased protection. Now users of Android, iOS and Windows can upgrade the security of their messaging, writes Stephanie Mlot for PC Mag.

Private messaging sector changing rapidly

Farid Fadaie of BitTorrent argues that the messaging space is currently insecure, and Bleep offers to change that. “Since our open alpha release last September, a lot has happened in the private messaging space. Services have come and gone, some have been breached and patched, and in many cases, users have been left feeling violated, or at the very least, changed what they say or do online,” he wrote.

Why There Is No Bitcoin ETF In The U.S. Yet

Digital Payment SystemShould you invest in cryptocurrencies? As with all investments, it depends on many factors. At the Morningstar Investment Conference on Thursday, Matthew Hougan of Bitwise, Tyrone Ross, Jr. of Onramp Invest and Annemarie Tierney of Liquid Advisors joined Morningstar's Ben Johnson to talk about portfolio allocations to cryptocurrencies. Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and Read More

“We’ve decided that one of those costs should not be your identity,” Fadaie added. “And by identity, we don’t just mean your personal details, but also what you choose to say and how you say it.”

Once users have downloaded the app, Bleep requires a nickname which omits personal information such as your name, contact details and location. Users can choose to verify an email address of phone number if they like, and doing so makes it possible for contacts to find them.

Bleep stores messages and image encryption keys on users’ devices, not in the cloud. “We’ve solved serverless peer-to-peer messaging,” Fadaie boasted, “including the ability to get offline friends your messages when they come back online.”

BitTorrent Bleep: Whisper messages ensure identity remains private

BitTorrent Bleep includes new features such as whisper messages, which self-destruct 25 seconds after they have been viewed. Switching between normal and whisper messages is seamless.

In order to prevent users from side-stepping the self-destruct function by taking a screenshot, the whisper feature blocks nicknames so that they are not displayed, making it impossible to tell who said what. If users forget who they are whispering with, pressing the “eye” button will display nicknames but block the messages.

“They can capture the conversation or the sender, but not both at the same time,” Fadaie promised.

Bleep also has a free app-to-app voice call feature, which is used by pressing the phone icon near the top of the screen. Calls do not have end-to-end encryption.

Updated on

Previous article FPA New Income Fund 1Q15 Webcast [Audio, Transcript, Slides]
Next article Trian Loses Proxy Fight Against DuPont On “Dark Day”
While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala. <i>To contact Brendan or give him an exclusive, please contact him at [email protected]</i>

No posts to display