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Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal - PCWorld

Tucked within Google's unremarkable Allo messaging app is a real treasure: Google Assistant, which injects Google Now with an eager-to-please personality that finally provides the give-and-take other digital assistants lack. We've always talked about ...and more »

Google Allo (for Android) - PCMag

Google announced mobile chat application Allo at the Google I/O conference in 2016, promising a whole new way of interacting with Google. It delivered on that promise, launching a well-designed Android app with Google Assistant integration, private ...and more »

Google's Allo is a solution in search of a problem - Computerworld

The best apps are the ones that address a genuine problem or void in our lives. Inbox made it easier to manage incoming email, especially from mobile; Chrome made it simple to keep browser tabs synced across multiple devices and platforms; and Photos ...and more »

Google's New Messaging App Is “Smart.” But Should You Use It? - Slate Magazine (blog)

The first thing to remember about Allo, Google's new messaging app, is that there are a lot of messaging apps out there. For that matter, there are a lot of Google messaging apps out there, including Hangouts and Duo. (As my former colleague Lily Hay ...and more »

Google Allo: Don't use it, says Edward Snowden - ZDNet

Edward Snowden has criticized Google's new messaging app. Image: CBS News. Google's Allo messaging app and its Assistant bot have finally arrived, but Allo has been slammed for reneging on a promise that it would, by default, make it more difficult to ...and more »

Here's How To Download And Install Google Allo - Tech Times

Allo, Google's smart messaging service, finally rolled out with all the bells and whistles of the company's AI skills and machine learning. At I/O 2016, Google showcased two new apps that aim to make users' interaction with each other easier and more ...and more »

Allo, privacy, are you there? Google keeps your messages forever - CNET

Google's Allo gives users a messaging app with Google Assistant built in, offering automatically generated responses called Smart Replies and other computer-generated suggestions for your everyday life. To make those features as useful as possible, ...and more »

Edward Snowden Warns Against Google Surveillance: 'Don't Use Allo' - Tech Times

Famous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is firmly against the new Google Allo chat app, arguing that it spies on absolutely everything people say. Google Allo recently launched as a smart messaging app powered by artificial intelligence, potentially ...and more »

Everything You Need to Know About Google Allo's Privacy Backlash - Fortune

Google debuted Allo, a chat app featuring a virtual assistant that applies the company's search smarts to messaging, to mixed reviews on Wednesday. Many reviewers showed mild, if underwhelmed interest in the new tool. “This is fine,” wrote Dieter Bohn ...and more »

Snowden on Google Allo: 'Don't use it' - The Next Web

Following the launch of Google's messaging app 'Allo' and its accompanying Assistant bot, security experts are up in arms over Google reneging on a promise better protect its users. NSA-contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden did a hot take on ...and more »