Jun 29, 2020
TikTok 'didn't store' iPhone clipboard data
Social media platform TikTok has told the BBC it did not receive or store any data from Apple iPhone clipboards. In a developer trial of the latest update to the phone's operating system, iOS 14, users are notified whenever an app accesses the handset's clipboard. TikTok was one of 53 apps that security researchers had previously flagged as regularly seeking clipboard access. There are legitimate reasons why apps require clipboard access - the website 9to5 Mac noted back in February that the clipboard is "Designed to be silently readable by any app". The pair identified various news channels, games, and social media/messaging platforms which sought clipboard data.
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