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BitTorrent working on BitTorrent Sync, will create your own personal cloud

BitTorrent working on a syncing app that will act like Dropbox without the cloud storage middleman

By Trace Hagan | Jan 25, 2013 08:04 pm CST

BitTorrent has announced a new piece of software that is currently in the pre-Alpha stage. Called BitTorrent Sync, this piece of software will allow users to create their own personal cloud and sync files across multiple systems in a manner similar to Dropbox, all without the central repository.

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As part of the announcement of this new software, BitTorrent is taking applications to test out the pre-Alpha software and help them work out the bugs. If you want to apply for this, you can check it out at the BitTorrent Labs and fill out the form available here.

Files will be transferred using the BitTorrent protocol, which should allow transfer speeds to increase when the file resides on more than one system. File transfers will utilize 256-bit AES encryption. Mac, Windows, Linux, and NAS servers will all be supported with native apps.

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