NSA whistleblower Snowden: Google Allo without default encryption is ‘dangerous’

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘Google’s decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default in its new Allo chat app is dangerous.’ Image: CBS News NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has joined a number of privacy experts in calling on Google to enable end-to-end encryption by default in its new Allo messaging app. In a tweet, Snowden said Google’s decision has made the app “dangerous” to use and warned his followers to avoid it for now. 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 Google announced Allo at the I/O conference this week, offering it up as its answer to Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Like WhatsApp, Allo relies on Open…


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