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Google has promised to stop its Android phones from suggesting “my face” when its users text “sit on.” 

Cory Doctorow came close to a disaster when he texted his kids’ babysitter, “Hey! Are you free to sit” and Android’s predictive text came up with “on my face.” 

“Needless to say, I have never entered that string into my Android device,” he insisted in his tweet. 



I was SMSing our babysitter with the default Android SMS app; I typed “Hey! Are you free to sit” and autocomplete came up with “on my face.” Needless to say, I have never entered that string into my Android device. (This is not a joke)

— son of an asylum seeker, father of an immigrant (@doctorow) July 27, 2018 Read more…

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