5 Ways Google Allo Can Harm Your Privacy

Google Allo is the most trending and most talked about topic today be it about its Google Assistant support, incognito option or smart replies, but the app has its own cons as well.

5 Ways Google Allo Can Harm Your Privacy

There has been a lot of hustle about the Google's new initiative, Allo, the chat app that people have an idea is better than WhatsApp.

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Not even after a week of its release, Google Allo has already been thousands of downloads on the Google Play Store.

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What Allo Claimed To Be

When Allo was announced at Google's I/O Conference earlier this year, officials claimed to have the best privacy policies, and the core aim is to maintain their users' privacy.

Allo App Records and Store Your Conversation

The smart messaging app, Allo integrates Google's virtual assistant that doesn't feature important privacy measures and should be absolutely avoided.

Although you can chat on incognito mode with your friends, Allo stores all the texts and media by default until the user may delete it themselves.

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Anyone and Everyone Can Read Your Messages on Allo

Lacking privacy concerns, Allo app not only records a message, but also makes it available to anyone on lawful request as Google has failed to include end-to-end encryption in the app.

How to Not Allow Anyone Misuse Your Messages and Details

As Allo lacks privacy concerns, the users have a way to completely delete their messages by long pressing a single message or an entire conversation in Allo and delete it.

Other Allo Features

Alongside just maintaining end-to-end-encrypted Incognito Mode, team Allo also announced about bold new message retention practices that they have, and also storing messages only transiently and not indefinitely.

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Why Allo Lacks end-to-end encryption?

According to Google, the change is the statement that they stated is due to the fact that they wanted to improve Allo's smart reply feature, which generates suggested responses, and needs to record the messages to generate them.

Like most machine learning systems, smart replies works much better when they have more and more and data to analyze.

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