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Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?

hellwig Silver badge

No.... ok, Betteridge's law of headlines does not apply here apparently.

I'm sure the publisher will claim ignorance. "oops, we had those things on for testing and forgot to disable them".

The bigger question is, why would anyone use a keyboard app that requested those permissions? User education is the only way to keep users safe. Otherwise, we'll all be playing in an empty sandbox wearing safety helmets and drinking out of sippie cups, because, you know, we don't want poor Johnny to feel left out of group activities.

Johnny here is the moron who's too stupid to know that you shouldn't install anything from China that requires internet, camera, contacts, etc... Don't be Johnny!

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