Many of these new technology-wielding channels have featured a new phenomenon called “deepfakes,” or videos where a public figure’s image, usually via photo, audio, or video, is imposed into a situation, most notably in a meme format such as a music video or comedy gag.
As global geopolitical tensions continue to rise, there is increasing concern that the data TikTok collects from its users could end up in the hands of the Chinese government.
Yesterday, I tweeted calling out Microsoft’s LinkedIn showing that it was accessing my clipboard every keystroke.However, the real problem and thing that scares me is the fact that ANY app has the ability to access the clipboard without permission.
LinkedIn plans to stop its app from repeatedly copying the contents of an iOS device’s clipboard, after a user highlighted the seemingly privacy-invasive practice earlier this week.
Linkedin and Reddit both check your clipboard and copy and paste your clipboard contents with every keystroke – even when you’re in another app.Smartphone users are finally waking up to the potential privacy violations from installed mobile apps.
The LinkedIn controversy comes a week after TikTok, one of the most popular apps in the world, said it would stop snooping on user clipboards after iOS 14 revealed that it was doing just that.
A new project started by Andrew Yang is floating the idea of making tech companies pay users for the personal information given up.A new feature called a “paste notification” will even let you know when an app pastes what you have copied to your clipboard.
Shady TikTok Caught Snooping iPhone Clipboard Data Via iOS 14 Privacy Feature — 502 Geek Guy (@Its502geekguy).Security researcher Tommy Mysk told that an additional 53 apps identified in March still indiscriminately capture universal clipboard data when they open, potentially sharing sensitive data with other nearby devices using the same Apple ID.
The clipboard-snooping antics of apps isn't limited to just TikTok, as it has been discovered over 50 apps that were found to be accessing data from the iOS clipboard in March were continuing the practice months later.
Apple originally dismissed the clipboard vulnerability as an issue, and only provided a fix after significant media coverage of the security research.
Apple's new iOS 14 feature appears to have been added in response, and apps are no longer able to read the clipboard without users knowing exactly what's going on.
The new feature – called paste notifications – shows that TikTok is inspecting the clipboard with each new keystroke, and it’s possible that they’re also grabbing the contents and storing it for later to be sent off with the other information that TikTok phones home with.
And it seems to me, that’s where we’re at today.” Uhhhhhhh….Fmr FBI Assistant Director just said “When I first got into the FBI one of the missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try to keep” progressives out of government pic.twitter.com/l1KqQMO914 — Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence)