Google was released yesterday the second messaging application he had announced during Google I / O. The Google Allo app is available for download from yesterday, but apparent privacy features are missing.
The Google Allo application is undoubtedly a very exciting conversation application, and certainly an alternative to choosing between other applications, such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
But something is wrong:
When Google first announced Allo, it said it would focus on new privacy features and would not store messages indefinitely, but only temporarily. End-to-end encryption promised in incognito mode.
Yes, the final version of Allo released yesterday saves the messages indefinitely until the user decides to delete them. Anonymous browsing comes with end-to-end encryption, and users can set a timer to automatically delete messages, just like in WhatsApp. But Google announced another privacy feature last May. She promised that the conversations would not be stored on her servers, something that as everything shows will not change.
It's Google's new AI technology, Google Assistant. Google Assistant using Allo reads the messages and learns the user's behavior by providing answers, even pictures.
To do this, Allo needs to have access to as much data as possible, so Google has decided that the best way was to store messages on its servers. However, this move shows that privacy is being negotiated for Google Assistant.
"Even Eduard Snowden said on his Twitter account that the Google Allo app logs every message you send and will make it available to the police if requested."
- Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 21, 2016
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