Sunday,May 19,2019

Google does not fulfill its promise with Google Allo


Google does not fulfill its promise with Google Allo

One of the surprises of the year was the arrival of Allo and Duo. Although Google had already Hangouts, it has decided to diversify its messaging application into two, one for video calls and one for messaging.

While Duo came few months ago, the instant messaging application has been made to pray . At the end both are already among us, but despite the wait, the Google guys have left some way.

Google Allo reneges security

One of the main promises of Google by creating Allo was that the application would be 100% focused on safety . In addition to a incognito where security is guaranteed, the company claimed that the default messages would also be encrypted.

The problem with this is that encrypted messages if they can be read by Google . That should not be a problem because the only message would pass through Google servers so transitive , that is, to send the recipient and purpose.

And this is the promise that Google has failed to Allo. In its official release he has changed somewhat, and is eventually our messages  themselves that are stored on Google servers , encrypted so that only the sender, receiver and Google can read it. While it is true that the anonymous mode is completely safe, its default mode is no longer so much, when they initially promised would be.

The rationale for Google is that its Artificial Intelligence to learn more of us to one of its features, the intelligent answers . How much worth that Google can read our messages to improve a feature?

So is Google Allo against competition

Perhaps the question is, do you suppose this change in policy Google a substantial increase in security? In the first instance should not affect our experience of use, since only the Artificial Intelligence Google is the only one who can read the messages ( in addition to the transmitter and receiver), what about the competition?

Well, Google Allo situation would be similar to the Telegram. Both applications have a default mode that is not as safe (in the case of Telegram, default conversations are not even encrypted) and a way  secret or anonymous , where security is guaranteed.

In the case of alternatives like WhatsApp or Wire , security is already high by default , while others like Facebook Messenger even have encrypted messages.