Google's upcoming Allo messaging app is 'dangerous'

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Plazma Inferno!, May 30, 2016.

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    Using Google’s upcoming messaging app is “dangerous”, according to Edward Snowden.
    He stated that Google's decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default in its new Allo chat app is dangerous, and makes it unsafe.
    Allo, branded as a “smart messaging app”, offers extra features when compared to other services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
    Its 'smart reply' feature scans messages and suggests replies, and integrates Google’s other services like Google Search and Maps, all in a single app.
    Allo also offers two privacy settings: normal and incognito.
    Although messages are encrypted in both modes, the normal setting allows artificial intelligence run by Google to read messages, analyse them and provide suggestions. Only the incognito mode uses end-to-end encryption, which ensures that the messages can only be read by the people on either end of the conversation.

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