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Google’s upcoming Allo messaging app is ‘dangerous’, Edward Snowden claims


Using Google’s upcoming messaging app is “dangerous”, according to Edward Snowden.

In a tweet, the whistleblower advised against using Allo, the search giant’s latest app, saying: “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.”

His warning came after Google’s security expert Thai Duong blogged about the app’s security features

Allo, branded as a “smart messaging app”, offers extra features when compared to other services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger


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