Snowden: Don’t use Google Allo

September 22, 2016

Ex-NSA employee said that it records all conversations.

Some maybe be having fun using Google’s new messaging app Allo, but Ex-NSA Edward Snowden has warned everyone through a tweet that Google is recording every message that you send and can immediately make these conversations available readily upon request.

Kind of a bold statement to make, but it does make sense considering how Allo works. It uses Google Assistant, a smart AI that can predictively know what words will you be replying. It was mentioned that it learns from the chats that you make – which somehow confirms that Google is actively storing your data that can be used for Google Assistant’s ‘learning process’.

Google initially announced an incognito mode that would not store any information from your chats but Google is now ditching the feature.

Similar apps like WhatsApp send messages in encrypted form – meaning only you and the receiver are able to read it.

Would you still use Allo after learning about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.