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BitTorrent Launches Syncing Service to Compete with Dropbox – Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Dick Eastman in his Online Genealogy Newsletter talks about the new, in alpha, BitTorrent Sync product:

Now BitTorrent Inc. has launched BitTorrent Sync, a pre-Alpha service for syncing files between devices. The new service is very much like Dropbox but with one major difference: it doesn’t store any files on anyone else’s servers. In fact, it doesn’t store any files anywhere in the cloud. It only copies files directly from one computer you own to another computer you own (or to a friend’s computer that you explicitly allow into your personal “network”) without intermediate storage anywhere else.

Distributed computing is a good thing and having protected access to your files is a very good thing.