Chinese app stores remove virtual keyboard apps

13 June 2021
Developers Sogou and Iflytek got their apps removed due to violations of personal data collection.

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  • Anonymous

I've got a keyboard app literally hundreds of times smaller than another regular keyboard app. What's all that extra size for!

  • Anony

Hbk112, 11 Jun 2021Android play store is not available in China, but apple app... moreYes, as far as I know, because apple is regulated by themselves and know what goes on in their store, China allowed them to stay, but if I'm not mistaken, they also own % from that store. Any company you have and you want to operate in China, you will have to give up ca 20% of it. That means that the part of your company that is in China or operates in China, 20% or so, will be owned by China's government. That's the problem with all the companies from China, even if they say the government is not involved in their company, it's just a cover-up, because 20% or so of the company is owned by law, by the government. Apple decided most likely that the investment they get from China is worth so they most likely gave a % of their sitting in China to the government.

Android play store is not available in China, but apple app store is available???

This has something to do with the Taiwan flag emoji doesn't it

Nick, 11 Jun 2021The USA is doing the same a few years ago all the USA inter... moreLet's consider 2 similar scenarios -
1. Criticize US gov as much as you want on the platform the military is spying on (a/c to you). Chances are they won't do anything to you as you're not much of threat to them.

2. Do the same to Chinese gov if you've guts to do so. If you did that then I pray that you never go to Chinese lands. You will be banned that's for sure even if you're non-Chinese.

Sonu4678, 11 Jun 2021That's CHiNA for you but i guess people here would sti... moreYeah no proofs they said even a wallpaper app is collecting user's data haaha. Everything about China is shady af. The only safe things about Chinese products is cheap plastics housewares lol

Wereweeb, 11 Jun 2021Use open-source apps whenever possible, and you'll hav... moreNo not around the world rather they control everything in their country. I would stay away from them for as long as possible.
So no Chinese apps for me.

Nick, 11 Jun 2021The USA is doing the same a few years ago all the USA inter... moreI don't give a damn about what US does.
Not everyone lives there. They should also be mocked if that's true.

The ironic part of this case is that iFlytek is a partially state-owned(ccp) Chinese company (like many big Chinese companies).

  • JustSomeRandomGuy

Nick, 11 Jun 2021The USA is doing the same a few years ago all the USA inter... moreI'd rather have the US Military collect my data rather than the Communist Party of China. choose the lesser evil, I suppose

  • Wereweeb

Use open-source apps whenever possible, and you'll have less problems.

And yeah, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc... are big on collecting every little bit of data about you. China is nothing next to them, and China hasn't financed military coups or extremist groups all around the world.

  • Nick

Sonu4678, 11 Jun 2021That's CHiNA for you but i guess people here would sti... moreThe USA is doing the same a few years ago all the USA internet traffic was routed through the military servers.
Before point fingers at others, remember that 3 are pointing back.

redmi5a, 11 Jun 2021App companies collecting data for national security. Wow.That's CHiNA for you but i guess people here would still yell
"Where is the proof?"
GSMArena is infested with Chinese sympathizers.

maybe if you type something like "bomb" or "hijack"
within hours someone will knock on your door

App companies collecting data for national security. Wow.