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RSS FeedsWhat is clipboard snooping, and should I be worried about it?
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4 july 2020 16:19:54

 
What is clipboard snooping, and should I be worried about it?
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iOS 14 has brought a surge in awareness around the practice, so what`s going on? If you follow Apple news with even the slightest interest, you`ve no doubt heard the words `clipboard snooping` thrown around in the last few weeks. Since WWDC 2020 and the release of the iOS 14 beta, the chatter has grown louder still. But what is clipboard snooping? Why are we only just hearing about it now? Should I be worried? Here`s a full rundown of everything you need to know. A history lesson Clipboard snooping first caught the attention of the media back in March, following the pioneering work of developer duo Mysk. In an article earlier this year, they outlined how popular apps in iOS 13 were reading the clipboard of iOS users without their knowledge, or their permission. Culprit apps included social media, games, and news, including big names like TikTok, the New York Times, CNBC, 8 Ball Pool, Weibo, and more. What is it? So what are these apps doing exactly? Well, research revealed that ...


 
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