Google’s New Allo Messenger App Raises Privacy Concerns

captureMany, including me, have tried the new Google Allo app that was mentioned at the 2016 I/O conference. Allo is a smart messaging app that claims to help you say and do more. It has many emojis and stickers and the Google assistant is there to learn your conversation style and make messaging easier. You can draw on pictures, and it allows you to up or down size text for over/under emphasis.

https://allo.google.com/

In case you’re worried about security, it comes with Incognito mode which provides end-to-end encryption.

However, is the Allo app secure? Should you use it? According to Edward Snowden, no. See the article below.

http://thenextweb.com/google/2016/09/22/snowden-on-google-allo-dont-use-it/#gref

Is teaching users to hide their privacy only when they are up to no good a wise strategy?

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/09/googles-allo-sends-wrong-message-about-encryption

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Jenn Bailey