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  1. 1. BitTorrent takes on Dropbox with Sync sharing and backupservice – NBCNews.com (blog)1 dayDevin Coldewey, NBC NewsBitTorrentBitTorrent Sync in action.BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer service that many associate primarily with piracy, has unveiledSync, a file backup and syncing service that has some similarities to Dropbox and other cloudstorage apps. But it has an eye towards power users and privacy.Cloud storage services take files you want backed up and store them securely on a serversomewhere, from which they can be accessed with your other devices or copied automatically.There are a number of free ones, like Dropbox, SugarSync, and SkyDrive.BitTorrent Sync is a little different. Instead of sending your file to a distant server, it simply 1/5
  2. 2. makes it available via the BitTorrent network to any devices or computers you’ve authorized.Got a big home movie file, too big for your 2-gigabyte cloud storage? Put it in Sync and it’s sentvia BitTorrent to any devices you’ve set up to stay synchronized, like the computer at yourparents’ house, or your smartphone.Other services offer similar capabilities, but Sync will be totally free and totally independent ofcompanies and other servers — no middle men means better privacy and no bandwidth or costworries.BitTorrent may be associated with piracy, but it’s still just a protocol for sending things over theInternet, so you shouldn’t have to worry about whether all that BitTorrent traffic will raise aneyebrow at your ISP.Sync isn’t available for use yet, but is being tested for release. You can try to become a testerfor early access by signing up here, but it should get a real release in the next couple months.Devin Coldewey is a contributing writer for NBCNews Digital. His personal websiteis coldewey.cc.Related posts144 days 2/5
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