Sogou, iFlytek virtual keyboards return to app stores after Being pulled for illegal data collection

Jul 21, 2021 9:19 am

Two input method editor apps from Sogou and iFlytek have popped up in Android app stores again. They had been absent for more than a month after Chinese regulators ordered them removed because of illegal user data collection.

Sogou Keyboard and iFly Input Keyboard have reappeared on Android app stores, equipped with a new ‘offline mode’ that developers said does not allow user data collection. They are not yet available on Apple’s app store.


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