[NTLK] Google Handwriting (Terence Griffin)

Aaron Brigati abrigati at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 19:20:35 EDT 2015

> On Apr 21, 2015, at 14:43, Allen.Russell at linde.com wrote:
> Here's the chilling part for me.  I was curious and downloaded google 
> handwriting onto my old cheap android tablet.  When I went into the input 
> settings, and selected the new method of input, it displays the helpful 
> popup window:
> <quote>
> This input method may be able to collect all the text you type, including 
> personal data like passwords and credit card numbers.  It comes from the 
> app Google Handwriting Input.  Use this input method?
> </quote>
> I declined to tap "OK".  This is why I've been nervous about installing 
> any alternate keyboards.  Many apps "phone home", with information that I 
> don't want them to have.

A keyboard that couldn't collect the text you type wouldn't be much of a keyboard.

That's what keyboards do. They collect the text you type and paste it into the text field you're trying to type into. It's a necessary permission for the thing to function.

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