BitTorrent's secure web browser one step closer to release

Last we heard of BitTorrent's Project Maelstrom it was going into alpha. Well, the peer-to-peer outfit's browser has made its way to the next logical step: beta. New additions include stability improvements, support for auto-updates and, for the first time, tools for its some 10,000 web developers to "leverage the efficiency of BitTorrent technology in their content and interactive experiences." For a peek at exactly what that means, the open beta for Windows users is available at the links below.