Swiftkey Keyboard Data Leak: Most Users Not Affected, Sync Still Disabled

Advertisement SwiftKey is in hot water one week after it launched its new emoji-predicting keyboard, as a number of users complained about the main SwiftKey app’s suggestions. It looks like the app mixed up the user data and offered suggestions pertaining to names, phone numbers, and email accounts of complete strangers. SwiftKey, which was purchased by Microsoft for $250 million earlier this year, taps into artificial intelligence to make predictive suggestions based on a users’ typing history. To perform this task, SwiftKey uses machine learning to get a grasp on patterns of communication between users, and stores unique words or phrases they use in a database. The app, which works on both Android and iOS, is regarded as one of the best software to wield both AI and machine learning. To get…


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