TikTok isn’t the Only Spy in your Smartphone

Ever since iOS 14 rolled out more companies being caught for Spying

Apple announced iOS 14 with its marvelous features the previous month. But just when the beta rolled out TikTok was identified as a Spy. A few days later Reddit and LinkedIn apps were also found Copying clipboard content. iOS 14 comes with a new privacy-focused feature that notifies you whenever an app tries to read your clipboard.

Soon the Warnings appeared on twitter in the form of tweets by users. One of Reddit Spokesperson wrote in an email to The Verge, “We tracked this down to a code path in the post composer that checks for URLs in the pasteboard and then suggests a post title based on the text contents of the URL”.

Just a day before Reddit’s statement LinkedIn was caught doing the same thing. Just like Reddit and TikTok LinkedIn called this a bug reported by ZDNet. All the Companies said the same thing that they do not store the clipboard data but is that true. Well, I can’t say that for sure, but the clipboard data may help with any data or AI project for certain companies.

Your Clipboard data just reveals more information about you. This information can be used for targeted advertisements and training AI models. I am glad Apple is putting more focus on privacy. Thanks for reading. Stay Safe! Stay Humble!.

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