Samsung’s new smartphones could share what you type with app developers


Samsung is reportedly working on a new software feature for its upcoming smartphones that would share whatever users type on their smartphones with app developers. According to The Information, the Korean smartphone giant is working on a feature called Context, which would provide app developers with data gleaned from a user’s smartphone – words they type, apps they open and information from sensors – so they could provide a customized experience to users.

Samsung is hosting a press conference on February 24 at MWC in Barcelona, where it is expected to unveil the Galaxy S5. It is not clear at the moment whether Samsung would showcase Context or not as the software feature has reportedly been delayed amid internal disagreements.

While Android allows apps to talk to each other and share information, Context could face a lot of scrutiny from privacy advocates and the mere mention of a keystroke logger could intensify security related debate for Android.

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