Google has just announced their new messaging program called Allo. With lots of features like built in chatbots and more the app sounds like it may be a great alternative to what you are using for messaging currently…or is it? Edward Snowden is telling you to hold off on using the app just yet.
Google is jumping on board with encrypted messaging end to end like other messaging programs like iMessage and WhatsApp, making your info more protected from prying eyes. The reason that Snowden is saying hold off on the Allo train, is the app come with encryption turned off as default. I am not sure why Google would go that route and I am sure as it gets closer this may change. Check out what Snowden had to say on Twitter:
Google’s decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default in its new #Allo chat app is dangerous, and makes it unsafe. Avoid it for now.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) May 19, 2016