Google's additional-safe Allo chat makes use of acquainted encryption tech

Google's extra-secure Allo chat uses familiar encryption tech

Does the additional-personal messaging in Google’s Allo appear acquainted? Your eyes do not deceive you — you actually have seen it earlier than. Open Whisper Techniques has confirmed that Allo makes use of its Sign protocol for finish-to-finish encryption if you’re in Incognito Mode. Sure, that signifies that Google and Fb-owned WhatsApp are sharing the identical underlying safety know-how. Not that there is a lot cause to complain. The protocol is robust sufficient that privateness advocates like Edward Snowden approve, and its open supply nature could make it comparatively ubiquitous.