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SMS messages sent on Google Fi are appearing as bizarre Chinese text for some

SMS messages sent on Google Fi are appearing as bizarre Chinese text for some

According to recent reports, some long SMS/text messages sent by Google Fi subscribers are arriving at their destination as a long string of seemingly random Chinese characters — with the occasional emoji thrown in sometimes, for good measure. Tests confirm that the problem appears to be caused by an encoding issue. Although Google hasn’t publicly...

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Google Gboard may be blocking ‘Chinese virus,’ similar terms from appearing in autocomplete results

Google Gboard may be blocking ‘Chinese virus,’ similar terms from appearing in autocomplete results

Gboard, like many keyboard apps, provides users with suggestions on how to complete their words, phrases, or even sentences. It recently adopted federated learning, sampling anonymous user data to serve up-to-date autocomplete results featuring very new terms in our fast-moving human culture. Of course, some phrases aren’t particularly suited for a wide audience or are...