BitTorrent to go into chat, to wind up PRISM presumably
Sick of people prying into your emails like nosy priests, tutting at everything you do? Well, after the NSA/PRISM scandal, there's a whole host of things cropping up to give people secure services online.
The latest are BitTorrent (the people who maintain the infamous peer-to-peer downloading tool) who have announced that they're going to offer secure communications.
You'll be able to use BitTorrent Private Chat, once it comes out of being in private alpha. It'll work in a similar way to its BitTorrent Sync product, which allows you to keep files up-to-date over multiple computers using a distributed network.
These files are broken into tiny bits, then encrypted and then sent to devices, where they can then be re-downloaded.
If that's the case, BitTorrent's avoiding of a centralised server means that your private conversations have less chance of being intercepted by governments.
If you want to apply to be part of the private alpha on the BitTorrent website, then click here.