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“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

Edward Snowden Says, “Don’t Use Allo”

You may recall that Edward Snowden has expertise in privacy. The former NSA whistleblower has looked at Google’s decision to turn off end-to-end encryption in its new messaging apps and found the decision to be slightly baffling. It led Snowden to say: “Google’s decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default in its new #Allo chat app is dangerous, and makes it unsafe. Avoid it for now.”

It’s not clear whether or not Google has plans to introduce end-to-end encryption into Allo, but until it happens you might want to heed Snowden’s advice and give it a wide berth.

Details may be found at http://goo.gl/M7q4fz.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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