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Friday, October 7, 2016

When Edward Snowden Speaks [about Privacy and Security], Smart Gadget Users Listen!

When Edward Snowden tells you NOT to download something, LISTEN!

In late September, 2016, Google delivered a new messaging service, Allo, they intend as a competitor to similar products such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden promptly responded, on Twitter, with denouncements of Allo, to his 2 million plus followers, that Allo is "a Google app that records every message you ever send and makes it available to police upon request."  [Snowden himself follows only one account:  the NSA.]   

Posting 'In Their Face' the Freedoms of Humanity,
and the Constitution, of which Licensed Hoodlums
wipe their asses.
Snowden refers to Allo as “Google Surveillance” because the new service stores all non-incognito messages by default, retaining them until they’re deleted by the user, something many, and perhaps most users, will not have done during the tenure of their account use.

While Google claims this improves the service’s smart-reply feature, it also means that standard Allo messages will be accessible to legal requests from law enforcement [licensed hoodlums] by default.  Whereas Snowden is certain that function serves another purpose as well:  “Thinking about Allo?  Last year, our secret court approved 100% of requests for surveillance.  They would cover Allo.”  

Big Brother is Watching!

If you prefer conspicuous, or stealth exhibitionism, even to Big Brother, more power to you.  But if you'd prefer to keep your private messages private, inaccessible to the nefarious shenanigans of licensed hoodlums, Mr Snowden advises using Signal Messenger.  

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