LinkedIn says reading the clipboard content on iOS is an application error only

by nativetechdoctor
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The LinkedIn app is facing a lot of criticism on iOS 14 for copying clipboard clipboard content. But the company said it was a bug and will be fixed soon.

IOS 14 introduces a feature that alerts users when apps access their clipboard. And of course, many applications are found to silently read and copy clipboard content. LinkedIn is no exception, many users complain that the app has copied the clipboard content with each keystroke.

In a statement to ZDNet, LinkedIn stated that clipboard copying is an error and not an intentional act. And the company also said the contents of the clipboard were not stored or transmitted anywhere. A fix for the problem is in progress and will soon be available to users.

Other applications such as TikTok, Twitter, Starbucks, Overstock, AccuWeather, and many others have been detected when reading a user’s clipboard for no apparent reason. TikTok has also recently announced access to the system’s clipboard as a way to detect spam. And TikTok has released an iOS update to prevent this from happening.

Prior to the release of iOS 14, a group of developers published a report to let users know that iPhone and iPad apps are quietly accessing clipboard content without their permission. Apple’s new iOS 14 feature seems to have been added in response to this report, and everything was easily discovered recently.

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