Don't use Google Allo, warns Edward Snowden: Know why!

The Google Allo, which is expected to compete with the likes of messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, is however already facing security concerns.

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2016, 22:52 PM IST
Don't use Google Allo, warns Edward Snowden: Know why!

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Google on Wednesday launched its all-new smart messenger Allo with exclusive features such as Smart Reply and Incognito mode options.

The Google Allo, which is expected to compete with the likes of messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, is however already facing security concerns.

Reports, including those from The Verge, suggest that Google had weakened its security policy wherein it will hold on to the data unless users take active measures to stop it.

Earlier, Google had said that Allo would only temporarily hold onto data of users in its servers while restricting access request from authorities.

Keeping these concerns, Edward Snowden has warned people not to use Google's new chatting app, Allo.

 

The former CIA employee, who today claims he is working for the public rather than the government, also says that Google Allo "records every message you ever send and makes it available to police upon request."

 

Edward Snowden is known to have leaked various classified government documents with an aim to tell the public the truth about the inside works of the government. And which such warning coming from the computer professional, are you ready to use Google Allo?