I was taking a look at the Naomi Wu situation (A Chinese DIY tech youtuber who went missing after being watched by the government) and in one part they mentioned that she was concerned about her privacy, so started using Signal, but had a default chinese keyboard that had a keylogger and the police had looked into what she was talking on there.

I’m not sure if it was a mobile only thing, but it was mentioned that the keyboard app was used in like 70% por chinese smarthphones.

Now, I use AnySoftKey and refuse to use default keyboard apps, but how far can we reach on the keyboard security thing? Is typing on a computer or using a physical keyboard on a mobile device 100% safe? I think the keyboard issue is often overlooked and would like to know what recommendations your have? Or what should be known more?

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I can’t lie, gboard is incredible, especially since I use two languages, and I don’t have to switch the language every time, it just figures out which language to autocorrect to. switched to open board either way, but I do miss the convenience of gboard

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This was my experience with SwiftKey. Used it since before Microsoft got it, but recently switched to Simple Keyboard and I really do miss how SwiftKey worked.

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