TikTok spy secretly on iPhone users
Several reports published on the web after the release of the beta version of iOS 14 stated that TikTok is an app that constantly reads the user’s clipboard, although the app developer said in March that it would discontinue it within weeks.
Apple has strengthened its commitment to privacy with (iOS 14), which includes new features to give users more control over the data each app can access.
One of the new features comes in the form of a new alert that allows users to know that the application takes information inside the clipboard, so this feature reveals the behavior of some common applications represented in reading the clipboard data.
Once the new OS is released, users will be warned whenever an application reads the last thing copied to the clipboard.
The new Privacy Alert continues to appear on-screen all the time while the application is running, making iOS 14 beta users worried about (TikTok) copying personal data without permission.
(TikTok) told the British newspaper Telegraph: The app does not collect data from the clipboard, but rather has a system designed to determine the repeated behavior of spam.
The app claims that this feature leads to a new privacy alert (iOS 14), which is why (TikTok) will not be able to automatically access the user’s clipboard with a future update of the app.
“We have sent an updated version of the app to the App Store to remove this feature in order to remove any potential confusion,” TikTok is committed to protecting user privacy and transparency in how it works. ”
According to the report of the British newspaper The Telegraph, there are other applications that are constantly checking the iOS suite, including (AccuWeather), (Overstock), (AliExpress), (Call of Duty Mobile), (Patreon) and (Google News). ).
There is still no clear reason for the apps to behave this way and to read what users have copied from other apps, but the decision (TikTok) proves that Apple is right to add more privacy tools.