SwiftKey responds to personal data leak mishap, suspends cloud sync to fix issue

SwiftKey responds to personal data leak mishap, suspends cloud sync to fix issue
Last week we reported that a limited number of SwiftKey users on Android have been experiencing synchronization mash-ups and receiving other users' suggestions instead of their own. These reports were followed by a complete “sync outage” that barred SwiftKey users at large to access their typing data.

SwiftKey has since issued an official statement on the company's blog, confirming our suspicions that synchronization was disabled in order to resolve predictions mix-ups.


It's good to see SwiftKey finally acknowledge both issues, as at the time of our initial report on the matter, the company had only commented on the sync outage, pinning it on “service disruption with our personalization service.”

Have you experienced prediction mix-ups recently? If you have, leave us a comment down below.

source: SwiftKey Blog

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4 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I've said it before, and I'll say it again; f*k the public cloud. Couldn't careless who the developer is, sending my keystrokes to someone else's storage is just unacceptable privacy-invasion...

2. yyzamin

Posts: 379; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Yet you use Android...

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Android controlled via Privacy Guard + XPrivacy, there's a reason I never touched an Android device before the OnePlus One...

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Besides, it's not like stock iOS gives you control over what apps can or can't access the internet, you're just putting blind faith in apple and the dev. Nor does it give you much control over Siri sending your data to Apple. Only thing you can control in Siri is access to your location.

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