How private is your phone keyboard?
Smartphones allow us to intimately communicate, do sensitive work, and access the world around us by tapping on a screen: The gateway to this world is the keyboard. It’s where we type our searches, our credit card details, our passwords. You’d better hope the keyboard you’re using is private, and not sending off your keystrokes somewhere else.

In this video we dive into keyboard privacy, and dive into some of the most private and least private keyboard options.

00:00 Intro
01:10 Virtual Keyboards Explained
02:21 Third-Party Keyboards
03:05 How to Tell if a Keyboard App is Safe
06:26 These Keyboards Leak Your Data!
08:12 Apple’s iOS Keyboard
11:04 Google’s GBoard
13:02 Graphene OS
14:22 AnySoftKeyboard
14:50 OpenBoard
15:18 FlorisBoard
15:30 SimpleKeyboard
16:00 Fleksy
16:42 Stay Vigilant

A third-party keyboard app isn’t just something you should add to your phone because it offers some cool features. It’s a critical decision that can undermine the privacy of your entire device. Choose wisely.

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Brought to you by NBTV team members: Lee Rennie, Cube Boy, Sam Ettaro, Will Sandoval Scrut1ny, Reuben Yap, Alex Baer, and Naomi Brockwell

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Recommended Books:

Beginner’s Introduction To Privacy – Naomi Brockwell

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser!

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)
Samsung note 10 –
iPhone XR –
Pixel 6a –

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!!

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