Nothing, the technology company known for its innovative products, has announced that their new messaging app, Nothing Chats, has been removed from the Google app store in order to fix several bugs related to Sunbird technology. The app was launched just a day ago and was supposed to be made available to users on Phone (2) by the 17th of this month.
However, after analyzing the application, some users and cybersecurity experts have raised concerns about the lack of privacy and security in Nothing Chats. They have claimed that Sunbird’s technology does not encrypt messages end-to-end, which could result in security and privacy breaches.
For example, developer Dylan Roussel has criticized Sunbird, stating that they have access to all messages sent and received through the app and that all documents sent are “public”. This is because Sunbird decrypts messages sent by users and sends them to a cloud server over an insecure connection, and stores it in an unencrypted format. Roussel has even warned that if a cybercriminal manages to register and access the database, they could also have access to all the messages and files sent by the users.
In response to these concerns, Nothing has stated that they will continue working to do “the right thing for users” and address these issues as soon as possible. However, they have not yet provided a specific timeline for when Nothing Chats will be available again on the Google app store.