Monday, November 24, 2008
Private P2P sharing?
Team Member - Joshua Gorman
(Via Google News) GigaTribe, a Web 2.0 file-sharing service, announced Monday that it has launched its product to the U.S. market. The company's software will allow users to share photos, videos, music, and documents with other users over a private peer-to-peer network.
At its core, GigaTribe is much like other file-sharing sites on the Web that are being monitored by the RIAA and MPAA, but it creates a private network to keep them out. The service allows users to share any file for free and create a group that can send files back and forth.
Due to the inherent security risk that goes along with its business model, GigaTribe's executives pointed out that the company does its best to keep files secure. To do that, it allows users to assign friends into groups and allow them access to certain files. The company also encrypts all files to add an extra layer of security.
This brings P2P sharing to a whole new level in my opinion as to giving more power to the users. No longer would the RIAA or MPAA be able to search your computer for shared files, the only people that will be able to see the files you are sharing is the people you invite to your friends lists. This is a massive step forward in user privacy for P2P networks...