IDG Contributor Network: A look at Bleep and what peer-to-peer messaging bodes for the future
A famous messenger
Bleep, the anonymous messenger app created by BitTorrent made headlines when it announced — after a year of testing — it was ready for the public. So what makes Bleep so special? Bleep is the only messenger that uses an encrypted decentralized Session Initiation Protocol. Unlike most end-to-end encryption apps, BitTorrent itself does not get any of your contact or personal data due to its decentralized technology. This is important — it means BitTorrent can’t resell personal information to advertisers or keep “deleted” snapshots on a server — because there isn’t a central Bleep server. Bleep should also be more secure and harder to track than most messenger apps.