Nothing, the technology company behind Nothing Chats, has announced that their new messaging app has been removed from the Google Play Store in order to fix several bugs related to Sunbird technology. The app was launched just a day ago and was intended to allow users to send and receive messages via iMessage on an Android device using Sunbird’s technology. However, after analyzing the application, some users and cybersecurity experts have raised concerns about the lack of privacy and security in the app.
The architecture of Sunbird’s technology uses a system that sends messages to other users without storing them at any point in their journey. This means that messages are only stored on the device and are end-to-end encrypted, making it impossible for Sunbird or Nothing to access the content sent in Nothing Chats. However, these experts have warned that Sunbird’s technology does not encrypt messages end-to-end as claimed by Nothing.
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, where they are stored 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 has been removed from the Google Play Store due to several bugs related to Sunbird technology. Security and privacy concerns have been raised by some users and experts who have warned about the lack of encryption in the messages sent through Nothing Chats. These issues have caused a delay in launch “until further notice” while manufacturers work on addressing security and privacy concerns before making it available again for download.