LinkedIn sued over iOS clipboard snooping

Posted On: Jul 11, 2020   |   Posted By: iMore

LinkedIn sued over iOS clipboard snooping

A New York iPhone user has sued the company following revelations of clipboard snooping in iOS 14.
What you need to know
LinkedIn is one of the most recent apps to fall foul of recent clipboard snooping revelations.
The professional networking app was found to be reading user clipboard in iOS.
A New York-based iPhone user is now suing the company.
A New York-based iPhone user has sued LinkedIn in San Francisco after LinkedIn emerged as the latest app to be caught clipboard snooping in iOS 14.
What is clipboard snooping, and should I be worried about it?
According to Reuters :
LinkedIn was sued by a New York-based iPhone user on Friday for allegedly reading and diverting users' sensitive content from Apple Inc's Universal Clipboard application.
Apple released a new feature in iOS 14 which notifies users every time an app reads the contents of their clipboard, LinkedIn, along with Reddit, TikTok, and more have all been found guilty of the practice.
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