TikTok and 53 Other iOS Apps are Spying Your Data

  • TikTok and 53 Other iOS Apps are Spying Your Data

TikTok and 53 Other iOS Apps are Spying Your Data

As per the whistleblower researchers, about 50 other major apps use the clipboard-copying feature, ranging from news like The New York Times, CBS News, and Fox News, games including Bejeweled and PUBG Mobile, and other apps including AccuWeather and Hotels.com. Furthermore, the complete of compatible iOS 14 devices includes the iPhone SE (2020), iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPhone SE.

The next trick was noted by Drew Coffman, who clarified that multitasking-picture-in-picture mode is one of the best features of the latest version iOS 14; however, it now doesn't work with the Youtube app.

But in a time when iPhones can top out at 512 GB of storage, your phone can quickly become filled with hundreds of apps, photos, messages, and more.

In iOS 14, Apple has ramped up its privacy measures by introducing a banner-like notification that alerts a user when an app appears to be pasting from the clipboard.

Please note: Beta software is not yet final and may contain errors that lead to crashes or data loss. However, it is still not clear if the company has removed the feature for Android devices as well.

But there are some ad networks that do spy on the clipboard for tracking users, making iOS 14's ability to highlight what your apps do while you are not looking, incredibly valuable. Once stacked you can switch to different stacked widgets by swiping up or down on them. All you have to do is watch, engage with what you like, skip what you don't, and you'll find an endless stream of short videos that feel personalized just for you. The new change comes several months after the USA e-commerce giant put a splash screen on the old iOS app encouraging users to switch to the new app that includes support for scanning UPI QR codes and subscribing to Amazon Pay UPI.

With TikTok, you are free to enjoy numerous amounts of videos that are customized in even more numerous ways.

The latest iOS also brings Siri in an all-new view, which is visible at the bottom of your display - instead of occupying the entire screen of your device.

Apple has also uplifted the Siri experience intrinsically.

This is a list of apps that were found by the researchers to be monitoring clipboard data in the background, via arsTechnica. The App Library will also automatically show you apps it thinks you might need. Social media users have gone as far as running campaigns against TikTok and have asked the users to completely boycott the use of apps in the country. The app supports 11 languages initially, namely English, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese, and Russian.