What have you Googled recently? Anything weird? Maybe something personal? Thanks to a recently discovered flaw in Google’s mobile messaging app Allo, the contents of your search could have been served up to the people you’ve messaged.
News of the over-sharing comes to us via Recode, which reports that the app’s Google Assistant could divulge previous Google searches mid-conversation.
Imagine texting with your Mom, only to have your Saturday night Google searches populate the conversation thread.
Yeah, we’d be horrified too.
How did this happen? One of Allo’s features is that you can use the Google Assistant while messaging with someone else. Say you want to know what the weather is while you’re making beach plans, or if a snowstorm has delayed your bus. You can ask the Assistant, and it will respond. Read more…