Nothing, the technology company founded by Carl Pei, 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 advertised as an ‘app’ that could send and receive messages via iMessage on an Android device using Sunbird technology. However, concerns about privacy and security have arisen after analyzing the application.
The beta version of Nothing Chats has been removed from the Play Store in order to work with Sunbird to “fix several bugs”. The launch has been delayed “until further notice,” as detailed by the manufacturer in a post in which they also asked for forgiveness for the delay and assured that they would continue working to do “the right thing for users.”
Sunbird’s architecture uses a system to send messages to other users “without storing them at any point in their journey,” so messages are only stored on the device. The chat messages are also end-to-end encrypted, making it impossible for Sunbird or Nothing to access the content sent in Nothing Chats. However, some users and cybersecurity experts have warned about Nothing Chats’ lack of privacy and security, claiming that Sunbird’s technology does not encrypt messages end-to-end.
For example, developer Dylan Roussel has criticized Sunbird, saying 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 conclusion, Nothing’s new messaging app, Nothing Chats, has been removed from the Google app store due to several bugs related to Sunbird technology. Security and privacy concerns have been raised, as some users and experts have warned about