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Spy-Proof Messaging Service Launches: Beepip

Spy-Proof Messaging Service Launches: Beepip

If you're the type of person that likes to have total control over your online privacy and believes all internet users should be free to use the internet without government or corporate surveillance, you need Beepip. Beepip is like encrypted email but far more secure, in fact it’s completely spy-proof. It’s a brand new way of sending messages online and brings privacy and anonymity back to online communications. Your beepips can never be read by snoops and it leaves no data trails whatsoever.

The team that built Beepip believe it's time to restore your right to privately communicate online. They believe no one should be subjected to widespread arbitrary interference with their online communications. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference, and where such laws are lacking or inadequate, or where governments or corporations are introducing laws or measures to sidestep or reduce these rights, solutions can be created to help you uphold them. Solutions to combat online surveillance are about much more broader values than hiding things—it's about the human need for refuge against scrutiny.

The NSA and the GCHQ screwed up email for everyone. The PRISM and TEMPORA spy programmes revealed the vast appetite that government and corporate snoops have for devouring our personal communications. Like morbidly obese fat cats, they became addicted to collecting and consuming our utmost private digital thoughts—intoxicated by the fumes of our digital footprints. For them, every morsel of minuscule metadata became a banquet that must be ingested. No crumb was ever too small.

But now it’s time for a diet, a big one. The fightback to regain our digital privacy has begun, and the first tool in our arsenal is called Beepip—a rethink of how we communicate online.

The problem with email is that it’s an old technology that was never designed with privacy and anonymity in mind. A legacy of the early 90's, email works in much the same way as old-fashioned postal mail—when you send a message it arrives at a central sorting site for processing (the central post office with snail mail and an email server for email). The trouble with these centralised processing systems is that you are ceding control of your messages to third parties—you have to trust that they won't read your messages behind your back. But what happens when that trust is totally and utterly breached? This is exactly what's happened with email.

Sure, you can try to protect your messages with locks, or encryption as it's called with email, but because email always passes through a central sorting site, there are usually copies of keys that can break into your messages without your knowledge. There's also the problem of your non-content data—even if you found a full-proof way of hiding the content of your emails, you can still never hide the sender and receiver of your emails as the central sorting site needs this information to deliver your messages. You will always leave data trails with email. Do we really need third-parties knowing who we are having private conversations with?

Beepip is different to email—it's new, improved technology that cuts out the need for middlemen. Instead of relying on a central processing sites like a post office or email server to deliver your messages, beepips are sent directly from user to user. It's like delivering a letter to your friend's mailbox yourself because you know you can't trust the postie.

Beepip uses your own computer's power to scramble and lock your messages and then blasts your message out over the internet, straight to your recipient. Because no central server is used, there is no chance of snooping. With Beepip, you can hide the sender and receiver of the messages and stay completely anonymous. You can also send out broadcasts—messages that are sent out to any group of Beepip users that are listening. In this way, organisations or individuals can get information out to large numbers of subscribers anonymously and securely if they choose.

Beepip has an easy-to-use interface that brings cryptography and secure communication to non-expert users. It's also less expensive than encrypted email and gives users the ability to create unlimited numbers of identities/addresses at no additional cost. Because Beepip is all about security and privacy, it does not gather any personally identifiable information and allows users to pay with bitcoin. For more information and to download Beepip visit: beepip.com.


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