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One Google Allo engineer wanted full encryption on by default

The engineer, Thai Duong, who manages security features in the new messenger, wrote in a (unauthorized?) blog post yesterday that he wished end-to-end encryption was on by default, and that he would push for it in the future. But then: Google engineer responsible for Allo encryption scrubs blog post saying he wished Google turned it … Continue reading “One Google Allo engineer wanted full encryption on by default”

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The engineer, Thai Duong, who manages security features in the new messenger, wrote in a (unauthorized?) blog post yesterday that he wished end-to-end encryption was on by default, and that he would push for it in the future. But then:

Allo uses messaging content data to personalize content and suggestions for users, which has sent up a red flag for privacy advocates. Users can turn on “incognito” mode for full encryption. 

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