LinkedIn sued over allegation it secretly reads Apple users' clipboard content

LinkedIn sued over allegation it secretly reads Apple users' clipboard content

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) LinkedIn was sued by a New York-based iPhone user on Friday for allegedly reading and diverting users’ sensitive content from Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) Universal Clipboard application.

Please leave our clipboards alone.

Please leave our clipboards alone.

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 says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS clipboard

LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS clipboard

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.

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

The privacy feature in iOS 14, which is still in a limited beta for developers, has revealed several apps engaging in clipboard copying in recent weeks.

Reddit and Linkedin apps also caught copying and pasting clipboard contents

Reddit and Linkedin apps also caught copying and pasting clipboard contents

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.

LinkedIn blames bug for clipboard snooping discovered by iOS 14

LinkedIn blames bug for clipboard snooping discovered by iOS 14

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.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 3, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 3, 2020

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.

Apart from TikTok, another 53 iOS apps copy data from the clipboard

Apart from TikTok, another 53 iOS apps copy data from the 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.

Clipboard snooping still rife across many popular iOS apps

Clipboard snooping still rife across many popular iOS apps

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.

TikTok and 53 other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data

TikTok and 53 other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data

Not just TikTok. In all, the researchers found the following iOS apps were reading users’ clipboard data every time the app was opened with no clear reason for doing so: App Name — BundleID ABC News — com.abcnews.

Warning—Apple Suddenly Catches TikTok Secretly Spying On Millions Of iPhone Users

Warning—Apple Suddenly Catches TikTok Secretly Spying On Millions Of iPhone Users

Apple originally dismissed the clipboard vulnerability as an issue, and only provided a fix after significant media coverage of the security research.

TikTok App to Stop Accessing User Clipboards After Being Caught in the Act by iOS 14

TikTok App to Stop Accessing User Clipboards After Being Caught in the Act by iOS 14

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.

TikTok seems to be copying and pasting your clipboard with every keystroke

TikTok seems to be copying and pasting your clipboard with every keystroke

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.

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Copy this hostname to your clipboard and use as you wish: Remember, it gets triggered whenever someone performs a DNS lookup of the hostname. The source IP address shown in the alert is the DNS server , not the end user. Ideas for use: