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NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden is using users that the new Google messenger, Allo, should be avoided and should not be downloaded because is "dangerous".


Snowden posted a series of tweets to warn users, who might want to download the app after its launch on Wednesday. He says that the app will “record every message you ever send and make it available to police upon request”. 


Allo new feature includes guessing your message replies and will respond to messages with a tap of the button, something Google called "Smart reply" feature. 


How does Allo plans on predicting your every word and emoji? “The more you use it, the more it improves over time,” which means they will store as many of your messages and turn to artificial intelligence to guess your replies.




NSA whistleblower. Edward Snowden has said in the past that our smartphones are transmitting information that could be monitored by different agencies, especially the NSA.

To help block such transmission, Snowden and co-designer, Andrew “Bunnie” Huang gave a presentation via video link to the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Thursday where he presented a device that lets the phone owner knows when his device is transmitting data over WI-FI, Bluetooth and been exploited by unauthorized security agencies.


The initial design of the phone called the introspection engine, have a small, monochromatic display, which shows whether the phone is “dark”, or whether it is transmitting data.

The device is still an academic project and not yet massively distributed to the market, but the device might change the way consumers view their smartphones as "tracking device"


Presenting the phone case, Edward Snowden said;

 If you have a phone in your pocket that’s turned on, a long-lived record of your movements has been created, As a result of the way the cell network functions your device is constantly shouting into the air by means of radio signals a unique identity that validates you to the phone company,” he added.

And this unique identity is not only saved by that phone company, but it can also be observed as it travels over the air by independent, even more dangerous third parties.

Snowden, former NSA and CIA contractor, currently living in Russia leaked classified intelligence documents in June 2013, and the documents show the extent the US government has been spying on its people, foregin government and political leaders around the world.


NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden is now live on Twitter, and has been getting buzz from people as he has 362,000 followers at the time of this writing. The whistleblower who was famous after leaking different information on how  government accessed citizen information has decided only to follow his old employer, NSA.

Though he has not tweeted much in his account, but he is currently the director of Freedom of the Press Foundation (which advocates for transparency journalism).


Edward Snowden might not be revealing a lot of information via his Twitter, as all documents with him have been given to the journalist.

The whistleblower claimed via his Twitter bio that "I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. Director at @FreedomofPress."

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