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It turns out this is actually just the normal usage, etc. telemetry sent to the standard Chinese web hosting company.

Not surprising or particularly nefarious if it isn't actually logging keystrokes.
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Originally Posted by Asmodian View Post

It turns out this is actually just the normal usage, etc. telemetry sent to the standard Chinese web hosting company.

Not surprising or particularly nefarious if it isn't actually logging keystrokes.
Is it noted in the EULA?

Source?
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post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by S.M. View Post

Is it noted in the EULA?

Source?

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Updated, 11/7/2017, 8:40am PT: An earlier version of the article stated that the keyboard's software was sending key presses. However, in a closer look, it seems that the Cloud Driver software doesn't send the key presses to the Alibaba server but only how many times each key has been pressed.
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Assuming no malicious intent, it's possible that the keyboard maker wanted this sort of data in order to see the lifetime of its keyboard's keys or see which keys it needs to make more durable. However, doing this sort of tracking without user permission still seems like a violation of user trust. It could also be a violation of privacy laws in the European Union, where such consent needs to be explicit.

No idea about the EULA (probably not in there) but while definitely not ok it MUCH better then a full on keylogger.
Edited by Asmodian - 11/10/17 at 1:01pm
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post #24 of 41
Glad it is not real keylogger, but it is still sending your data without permission
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post #25 of 41
Well, it's going to be really easy to trick AI into finding weird typing patterns with number of key presses when most of them are WASD.

[takes off tin-foil hat]

Well, it'll be WASD. Strengthen WASD switches!
    
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post #26 of 41
Keyboard software... really? Who would install that crap?
Cloud driver... sounds like malware.

I'm not saying people who install it deserve it, but come on, get a brain biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post

Well, it's going to be really easy to trick AI into finding weird typing patterns with number of key presses when most of them are WASD.

[takes off tin-foil hat]

Well, it'll be WASD. Strengthen WASD switches!
That's likely what they are using the data for, binning or selecting different switches based on the frequency of keys used.
post #28 of 41
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

What's with all the questions about ifs and buts?

Nothing incredulous here. All the companies are aligned with the alphabet soup agencies and provide your info with hardware/software backdoors. That is all. While they are selling the info, they also want to know the general sentiments since they are so few and we are many. Additionally, while we are many, many of us are just zombies attached to the physical things of this world without a notion of the spiritual war going on.

MAXIMUM TINFOIL HAT REQUIRED, Can I get a tinfoil hat anyone? Tinfoil? Hat? Isle 3 anyone?
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I never got why people put tape over their webcams but not over their cell phone cameras. Your cell phone is far more likely to be spying on you than your personal computer.
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MAXIMUM TINFOIL HAT REQUIRED, Can I get a tinfoil hat anyone? Tinfoil? Hat? Isle 3 anyone?

I don't have tin foil, but would you like aluminum foil? It's free, since the demand for foil is at an all time low now as it's presently common knowledge that you are being spied on. You must have been under a rock for well forever.
 
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