[NTLK] Google Handwriting (Terence Griffin)
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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:
> 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?
> 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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