TikTok Is In Trouble For Snooping On iPhone Users Again


Social networking service TikTok is under fire again for snooping on millions of iPhone users.

The company and 50 other apps have been found to be breaching their users' privacy and reading text than resides in clipboards. In other words, stuff you copy to your clipboard is being spied on. That includes password managers and email programs.

Because of this and other incidents, Apple is testing its new iOS 14, which exposes the apps that are spying on users. The tech giant calls the reporting “privacy nutrition labels.

TikTok released a statement saying, "this was triggered by a feature designed to identify repetitive, spammy behavior." The company added they have already submitted an updated version of the app to the App Store and removed the anti-spam feature to eliminate any potential confusion.

Source:Mashable