Apple Says 'Face With Tears of Joy' is Most Popular Emoji in United States Among English Speakers

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  1. dude-x macrumors regular

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    Technically, emoji is from the Japanese cell phone industry and is different from icons in the Unicode Standard. Now that emoji is part of the Unicode standard, the difference is that they are colorful glyphs, when icons were just black in a font set.
     
  2. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

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    This is the emoji that Apple sheeps use to troll Android fans and this is also the emoji Android shills use to troll Apple fans
     
  3. coreymac784 macrumors newbie

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    Have a hard time believing the skull is more used than the eggplant.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Here you go >>
     
  5. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    For those who keep asking how Apple know's this, it says right in their link:

    Count Mean Sketch

    In our use of the Count Mean Sketch technique for differential privacy, the original information being processed for sharing with Apple is encoded using a series of mathematical functions known as hash functions, making it easy to represent data of varying sizes in a matrix of fixed size.

    The data is encoded using variations of a SHA-256 hash followed by a privatization step and then written into the sketch matrix with its values initialized to zero.

    The noise injection step works as follows: After encoding the input as a vector using a hash function, each coordinate of the vector is then flipped (written as an incorrect value) with a probability of 1/(1 + /2), where is the privacy parameter. This assures that analysis of the collected data cannot distinguish actual values from flipped values, helping to assure the privacy of the shared information.

    In order to stay within the privacy budget we do not send the entire sketch matrix to the server but only a random row of the matrix. When the information encoded in the sketch matrix is sent to Apple, the Apple server tallies the responses from all devices sharing information and outputs the mean value for each element of the array. Although each submission contains many randomized elements, the average value across large numbers of submissions gives Apple meaningful aggregate data.
     
  6. dogslobber macrumors 68030

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    Given both cases you mention require decrypted text then you and I have different views of what "big difference" means.
     
  7. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    ...and the letter 'e' was the most popular non-emoji character with English speakers.
     
  8. SouthernVet macrumors newbie

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    Unless you have the squirts.
     
  9. Ronlap macrumors regular

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    It really ticks me off that I need to waste expensive iPhone memory on thousands of emojis that I will never use. :- ) :-( :-0 and their equivalents with a wink ; have worked fine for me for the last 20 or so years.
     
  10. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    Provides a look into the state of millennial brains.

    That and validates that Apple uses your data just like Google does. Yes, you can opt out...or can you, really? ...
     
  11. dogslobber macrumors 68030

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    What is "probability of 1/(1 + /2)" and how do I calculate that using my iPhone calculator?

    Whatever magic sauce Apple is claiming is encrypted here, that they can see and count the emoji instances means either they (Apple or NSA) can decrypt it or they (Apple or NSA) can correlate the encrypted signature to actual emoji symbols. Where they do for emoji, the logical extension is all other characters of the cleartext. In other words, no encryption at all.
     
  12. szw-mapple fan macrumors 65816

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    In totally unrelated news, Apple has been practicing differential privacy for some time now.
     
  13. Xray50 macrumors newbie

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    My favorite #1, but I don't know how to post it here :(
     
  14. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I swear that one is my most frequent. I find so much to laugh hysterically about lately. ;)
     
  15. PizzaBoxStyle macrumors 6502

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    I think they capture it at the keyboard level, when you type it. Not after it's passed through their servers.

    That keyboards are allowed to record what you are typing is the number one reason I stick with the awful stock/Apple keyboard.
     
  16. slardy macrumors newbie

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    I'm just surprised the thumbs up isn't on there. thats easily the one I use the most. I guess its not as common as I thought
     
  17. Bromeo macrumors regular

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    I gather that works out to a 66% probability that your keystroke will be replaced with average noise.

    Messages app isn’t the only place you use your keyboard. Presumably this stat comes from analyzing general keyboard usage across the entire OS, and would include all keys.

    This method doesn’t preclude encrypting iMessages end-to-end. Not much any entity could do with an individual iPhone user’s analytic key frequency data especially given the significant noise added to it.
     
  18. jcmeyer5 macrumors 6502

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    Well, nice to know our text messages are being monitored...............
     
  19. Asclepio macrumors 6502a

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  20. dogslobber macrumors 68030

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    Ah. I looked at the source of the equation and its 1/(1 + e^(emoji/2)), where 'emoji' is the text the NSA is most desperate to get access to.
     
  21. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000

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    There isn't a time I need to find the poop emoji? Why? Because it's always on my recently used emoji's page.

    You're either a poop emoji user or not. I most certainly a pooper.
     
  22. RednBlue macrumors member

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  23. BvizioN macrumors 601

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    Lol as much as you want. I use them all the time.
     
  24. The Mercurian macrumors 65816

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    That's it, I'm buying a Dell and joining Dellrumours
     
  25. japanime macrumors 68000

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    Look at my post again; so do I. ;)
     

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