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The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Would-Be Dropbox Meant to Thwart the NSA

 But then came a Belarusian engineer named Konstantin Lissounov.

About a year ago, Lissounov joined a hackathon sponsored by his employer, BitTorrent Inc., a company that seeks to transform the peer-to-peer protocol into a legitimate means of file-sharing for both consumers and businesses, and in a matter of hours, he slapped together a new BitTorrent tool that let him quickly and easily send encrypted photos of his three children across dodgy Eastern European network lines to the rest of his family.

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