Tuesday, July 7, 2020

LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS Clipboard

LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS Clipboard
LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly duplicating iOS clipboard. LinkedIn plans to take down this feature after a client exposed the intrusive practice. The application copied clipboard data so as to compute an "equality check" between what an individual is composing and what's in their clipboard. LinkedIn Engineering VP Erran Berger ZDNet reports that LinkedIn considered the conduct a bug. Berger, however, did not say why this check was necessary


TikTok was also called out for similar activity after users discovered that TikTok was checking content from the clipboard every few keystrokes, even when the app was running in the background. TikTok described theirs as an anti-spam feature and submitted an update to the App Store to remove the feature.

The conduct was found due to another protection highlight in iOS 14, which is as of now in a restricted beta for engineers. The working framework currently tells clients when an application duplicates something from another application or gadget. This has drawn the attention of individuals to faulty conduct from other applications such as Truecaller, AccuWeather, Fruit Ninja, and Call of Duty.

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