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One Google engineer is pushing for default end-to-end encryption in Allo

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Joshua Herbert
May 20, 2016 10:52
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Looks like all hope is not lost for Allo, Google s new messaging app, getting end-to-end encryption by default.

Not only that, but the whole draw to Allo — the ability to interact with Google and bring Google into chats — is not available in incognito mode.

Basically with one touch you can tell Allo that you want to Always chat in incognito mode going forward, and from that moment on all your messages will be end-to-end encrypted and auto-deleted.

You can still interact with the AI, but only if you specifically invoke it, so you don t have to give up everything for your privacy gain.

The change to the post probably does not mean that Duong doesn t intend on lobbying to change Google, however Google often likes to stay quiet on future products, and it s likely the company doesn t want to leak information about updates.

Still, Duong does highlight that the post reflects his thoughts alone, not Google s. Despite this, hopefully his vision for end-to-end encryption will eventually come to pass.

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