Bytedance-owned TikTok was recently found to be getting automatic access to user clipboards of Apple iPhone. This was exposed after the launch of the latest iOS version, iOS 14. The new revelation lead to TikTok’s announcement that they will stop looking at clipboards of Apple iPhone users.
In a report by The Telegraph, TikTok claimed that it would stop “snooping on users’ clipboards after iPhone update shows app constantly reads copied text”.
TikTok was not the only app that was exposed due to this new security patch launched by Apple. “A security patch from Apple has suddenly exposed just how many smartphone apps are reading users’ clipboards every time they are on screen,” said the report.