Michael Mimoso writes:
Reaction to the release of Google’s Allo messaging app has been mixed since it was unveiled Wednesday during Google’s I/O event.
Allo has two modes, a normal mode run by an artificial intelligence that includes Google Assistant. It analyzes messages and offers suggestions based on the content that could include things like restaurant, movie or book recommendations.
Allo also has an incognito mode that includes end-to-end encryption and the integration of the respected Signal protocol. End to end encryption, however, is not only by default in the app, only in incognito mode because the encryption would interfere with the AI and Google Assistant running in the other mode. It’s a clash and a compromise of security, privacy and functionality that’s leaving some flat.
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