Google has now released a new application which acts to combine instant messaging with a digital assistant. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warns that the app, called, Allo may put user’s privacy at risk.

In a number of Tweets, Snowden warned against the encryption and storage of messages sent via the app. However, critics have contended that despite the promises of robust protections in the incognito mode, information is still stored and will be handing over to the authorities.

There have been a number of changes made to the privacy agreement, which has ultimately caused for the application to be noticeably different and much less appealing to those concerned about privacy.

 

 

What messaging app would Edward Snowden recommend to use to maximize privacy? He says that Signal is the superior option to protect against other accessing personal data.

(h/t Fast Company)

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