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TikTok Found To Still Be Snooping Sensitive Clipboard Data on iPhones

TikTok Found To Still Be Snooping Sensitive Clipboard Data on iPhones

TikTok is under fire again for spying on millions of iPhone users.

The company, as well as over 50 other apps, have been found to be breaching their users privacy and reading any text that happens to reside in clipboards. This will be data that has been cut or copied from things like password managers and email programs.

Now, Forbes reports that Apple is beta-testing its new iOS 14, which exposes the apps who are spying on everyone.

The feature Apple added will pop up a warning every time an app reads your clipboard contents.

TikTok, one of the more recognizable apps, released a statement after their spy tactics were exposed.

“Following the beta release of iOS14 on June 22, users saw notifications while using a number of popular apps. For TikTok, this was triggered by a feature designed to identify repetitive, spammy behavior. We have already submitted an updated version of the app to the App Store removing the anti-spam feature to eliminate any potential confusion,” it read. “TikTok is committed to protecting users’ privacy and being transparent about how our app works. We look forward to welcoming outside experts to our Transparency Center later this year.”

Some of the other apps that are doing the same thing include NPR, Huffington Post, the games Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, plus shopping apps Aliexpress, and Overstock, among many others.

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