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Do You Have 'Go Keyboard' App Installed on Your Device? Then You Need to Read This!

Because nothing is private anymore. 


Remember Go Keyboard?
It’s a popular keyboard app with over 100 million downloads. However, security researchers from Adguard claim that the app is spying on users. And by spying, I mean, transmitting personal information about users back to its remote server, making worrying connections,  as well as “using a prohibited technique to download dangerous executable code.”

In the app description, the developers say:

PRIVACY and security
We will never collect your personal info including credit card information. In fact, we cares for privacy of what you type and who you type!

However, according to AdGuard, the Go Keyboard app does the opposite:

Without explicit user consent, the GO keyboard reports to its servers your Google account email in addition to language, IMSI, location, network type, screen size, Android version and build, device model, etc.

Some of the downloaded plugins are marked as Adware or PUP by multiple AV engines.

The truth is, most third-party keyboard apps are keyloggers and what keyboard apps do with the data you type (These include banking information and passwords) depends on their privacy policies. Some developers just analyze the data of their users in bulk and then use the information to either create new features or fix any issues, but not all keyboard developers stop there. And even if they don’t plan to monetize the data gleaned, hackers could break in and steal user information.
So, if you are serious about privacy, then you must figure out how these keyboard apps make money. If you can’t figure it out, maybe you are what they are monetizing.

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23 comments on “Do You Have 'Go Keyboard' App Installed on Your Device? Then You Need to Read This!

  1. Wait, people still use Go Keyboard?
    Thought everyone has moved on to SwiftKey, Google Keyboard or Swype.
    Anyways, the demand for data will always support this prying on user privacy .

    1. kenny says:

      Gboard still remains the best.

  2. Joshua says:

    Stopped using go keyboard since early 2016

  3. Viklin says:

    Please is Go keyboard not the new Gboard? *Scratching head!*

    1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, ITS NOT…

      1. kenny says:

        yeah, Gboard is made by Google inc.

  4. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I HAVE NEVER USED IT SND IF THERE’S ANY KEYBOARD 🎹 I MAY CONSIDER OUTSIDE SWIFTKEY, THEN IT MUST BE GBOARD…

    1. kenny says:

      Which do you think is better? Gboard or Swiftkey

      1. ★彡 BATMAN 彡★ says:

        Gboard.. Gboard.

  5. femstar says:

    Thank God i stop using this keyboard

  6. Emerson says:

    I installed it some months ago but deleted it coz it took too many resources. I always restrict background data for keyboards and other individual apps. Hopefully I haven’t been bugged.

  7. Techslodge says:

    Thanks for Enlightening Many who are Unaware of This..
    Great Job here@Misstechy
    Techslodge just Posted DO YOU OWN AN ATM CARD ? PLEASE READ THIS FOR SAFETY

  8. KingAbsolute says:

    Used it then on my first android phone

  9. Kelvin says:

    Uninstalled it a while ago.

  10. Chuksteric says:

    Used it back in the daysbof gingerbread…. Been on TouchPal for a while now and the interface is everything

  11. Pwilliams says:

    Awoof dey run belle

  12. Emmanuel Godwin says:

    SwiftKey till i die…. am in love

  13. Mavellous says:

    i don’t even use all these App keyboards.

  14. Tomjoeguy says:

    Nice one Tobi. I have stopped using it for long cos it was becoming heavy. I just wrote on tomjoetech.com about the features , bugs and fixes for ios 11 on http://tomjoetech.com/ios-11-features-bugs-and-fixes/

  15. I installed it some months ago but deleted it coz it took too many resources. I always restrict background data for keyboards and other individual apps. Hopefully I haven’t been bugged.
    UPDATED: HERE IS THE NEW FREE BROWSING CHEAT BLAZING ON NOW ON ALL NETWORKS IN NIGERIA

  16. Wale ade says:

    Pls guys i need ut hrlp am so fraustrated here my samsung s4 lollipop as been restarting over and over again nd av reset manaully and also did thr wipe cache partitioning… Also wipe all d whole device
    Still the same
    Pls hlp any surgestion or clue
    Please any help or sugestion

    1. ★彡 BATMAN 彡★ says:

      You could just you know… Buy a new phone?
      What do you think, buying a new phone? Great idea💡 eh?

  17. Dave says:

    uninstalled a while ago sha…we should be careful with these apps

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