Google IM service Allo is less private and more FBI-friendly

From Google’s YouTube video introducing new messaging app Allo. Photo credit: Google / YouTube Google Allo attempts to meet privacy advocates and the law halfway. But is the biggest hurdle still the interface itself? &nbspPaul Mutter1 hour ago Google Allo, a “smart reply” IM bot released on Wednesday, incorporates a number of existing Google technologies that furthers the company’s application of artificial intelligence to its products. It also continues the long-running battle between privacy advocates and anticipated obligations from law enforcement agencies about encryption. Google first announced the Allo bot at its annual 2016 I/O developer conference. Prior to its release, they already clarified that the end-to-end user encryption technology would be available as an option in incognito mode, not as a default like it is for its competitors WhatsApp, Viber,…


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