On the heels of BitTorrent server-less file sync comes BitTorrent server-less chat:
So over at Labs, we’re working on something that could solve for conversation security. BitTorrent Chat applies distributed technology to the idea of IM. Our goal is to ensure that your messages stay yours: private, secure, and free.
Something tells me 2014 is going to see a dramatic increase in secure chat, email and file sharing services. I’m also guessing we’ll see new commercial products touting end-to-end encryption as a first-class feature rather than some subtext.