TikTok has announced that it will stop accessing the clipboard of our iPhone after being exposed in iOS 14.
The last Keynote of the WWDC of Manzana He left many news in sight. iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 They improve a lot in many aspects and, one of those aspects is the Privacy. A field in which Apple knows that it wins and that they have wanted to take much further to protect its users.
Although many novelties were left in the pipeline in the presentation, little by little they have come to light. And one of the important news related to privacy was a new notice that indicated when an app accessed the clipboard of our iPhone or iPad.
TikTok is one of the many apps that has been exposed by accessing the clipboard
This has meant that many applications have been exposed, revealing that many of them access the clipboard and copy and paste its content without any consent. And one of these applications that do it, is the popular app TikTok.
TikTok has recently been involved in numerous incidents related to failures, hacks and security issues. But, after being exposed in iOS 14, has made public its intention to stop accessing and pasting the clipboard, unless the users themselves copy or paste something in the app.
But iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, not only have they exposed TikTok. Unlike. With the developer beta, many people who have tried betas are going public through Twitter and other social networks that many apps access our clipboard, with all that that can mean.
In fact, in the last few hours a video related to this topic is becoming popular. In it you can see how the user copies an image of the app Messages and, when opening numerous apps, you can see at the top that these apps are accessing the clipboard. Quite worrying.
After seeing this, we can only thank Manzana the inclusion of that function. And while users can be very happy about it, we are sure that some developers will not be so happy.