Who should steer clear of Google’s new Allo messenger app? Edward Snowden in Fast Company:
Free for download today: Google Mail, Google Maps, and Google Surveillance. That’s #Allo. Don’t use Allo. https://t.co/EdPRC0G7Py
What is Allo and what does it do?
Google said the app would have end-to-end-encryption in “Incognito Mode” and store messages only for a limited time. However, when the app was released to the public, it did not use end-to-end-encryption and reportedly stores user messages indefinitely—which law enforcement could access with a warrant.
So much for privacy. Google has become the surveillance company.