Saturday, June 27, 2020

TikTok caught spying on users thanks to an iOS 14 feature

TikTok caught spying on users thanks to iOS 14 feature


It turns out the iOS 14 beta isn't only for those looking to try new widgets out - the most current iPhone software is likewise a security guard that's just caught the ultra-popular app. TikTok was found  duplicating text from users' clipboard at regular intervals, adequately logging their keystrokes without their insight. 

Despite the fact that this was recently done stealthily, beta clients of Apple's new iPhone software get warnings when an application is collecting client information, and wound up continually being pinged when composing on TikTok.

In an announcement to the Telegraph, which originally revealed the news, a TikTok representative said that what clients were seeing was really “a feature designed to identify repetitive, spammy behaviour,”

“We have already submitted an updated version of the app to the App Store removing the anti-spam feature to eliminate any potential confusion,” the representative said. “TikTok is committed to protecting users’ privacy and being transparent about how our app works.”

TikTok had in March committed to stop its keystroke snooping within “a few weeks,” according to the Telegraph. 

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