Nothing, the technology company known for its innovative smartphones, has announced that its new messaging app, Nothing Chats, 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 touted as an “app” that allowed 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 Nothing Chats. They have warned that Sunbird’s technology does not encrypt messages end-to-end, which means that the company and other third parties can access the content sent through the app.
For example, developer Dylan Roussel has criticized Sunbird, saying 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 it will work with Sunbird to fix several bugs related to security and privacy breaches. The launch of Nothing Chats has been delayed “until further notice”, while the manufacturers continue working to address these issues. Carl Pei, founder of Nothing, has apologized for any inconvenience caused by this delay and assured users that they will continue working to do “the right thing for users.”