BitTorrent launches private P2P based Dropbox alternative

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BitTorrent Inc. has developed a new free application that securely syncs folders between multiple devices like Dropbox, but works totally independent of third party servers and encrypts data using an encryption key only known to the user.

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Interesting. I wonder though if this service will be abused by piraters, child porn sharers, malware distributors, ect. It doesn’t quite seem as likely since the technology uses these “Shared Secret” passwords.

[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2674627]Interesting. I wonder though if this service will be abused by piraters, child porn sharers, malware distributors, ect. It doesn’t quite seem as likely since the technology uses these “Shared Secret” passwords.[/QUOTE]

…I have a legit use for an app like this since Live Mesh is no longer an option and for you to be all, “What if the piraters and pedos start using it?” is just bogus. By that logic why even have an internet!

[QUOTE=DigitalNogi;2681330]…I have a legit use for an app like this since Live Mesh is no longer an option and for you to be all, “What if the piraters and pedos start using it?” is just bogus. By that logic why even have an internet![/QUOTE]
Please do tell.

Anonymous, encrypted storage on some one else’s machine.
Government secrets? Better revealed anyway.
Personal documents? Seriously, a little paranoid are we? 10x encrypted copies on cd/dvd/bluray/flash/hdd/offsite backup would be more than adequate.
Evidence of collusion/cover-ups/corruption/etc… better revealed anyway.

I honestly can’t think of a single reason that anyone would need decentralised encrypted anonymous storage, except if they are upto something highly illegal, or of dubious legality, or dubious morality, and they don’t want to be identified with.

Noting, of course, that I’m privileged to be living in a Western country where tolerance/understanding is at the point that basically ‘anything goes’, I can think of several uses if I was living in Iran, like one of my friends is.