SwiftKey Leak Spreads Data Among Users

LuLu Chang reports:

It’s supposed to be predicting the next word or now, emoji, that you want to use, but SwiftKey is in trouble after users discovered that bad suggestions were actually the result of a data leak. The British keyboard app that was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year is known for its approachable use of artificial intelligence in helping people figure out that next word on the tip of their tongues, but now, some of its services have been temporarily suspended.

In a statement issued on the company’s blog, the SwiftKey team wrote, “This week, a few of our customers noticed unexpected predictions where unfamiliar terms, and in some rare cases emails, appeared when using their mobile phone. We are working quickly to resolve this inconvenience.”

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  1. xnikos - July 31, 2016

    Seiftkey + M$ = two disasters in one

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