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December 11, 2014

BitTorrent introduces Project Maelstrom web browser

The browser claims to change the way content is published, consumed and accessed.

By CBR Staff Writer

BitTorrent has introduced a new browser called Project Maelstrom, based on its peer-to-peer technology.

Project Maelstrom, which is currently in alpha stage and available to "a small group of testers", claims to improve user interaction with online content.

The content will be shared through torrents, on a distributed network instead of centralised servers, will use peer-to-peer technology to make the internet more open.

BitTorrent claims that Project Maelstrom is expected to change the way content is published, consumed and accessed over the web and the company hopes that it will keep the internet open, neutral and ensure privacy for all users.

BitTorrent chief executive Eric Klinker as saying: "If we are successful, we believe this project has the potential to help address some of the most vexing problems facing the Internet today."

"How can we keep the Internet open? How can we keep access to the Internet neutral? How can we better ensure our private data is not misused by large companies? How can we help the Internet scale efficiently for content?"

"The power of distributed technology that underpins BitTorrent and all of our products has long been an example in this regard, and bringing more of this power to the web is only natural as these challenges loom."

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The peer-to-peer file sharing company has not given out technical details of the project, as it is in its initial stages where the company is developing software and trying to engage its community into the project.

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