Reddit & LinkedIn will fix clipboard snooping in their iOS apps

The clipboard privacy feature in iOS 14 is prompting more major developers to tone down their apps’ nosy behavior.

To start, Reddit told The Verge in a statement that it would code in its iOS app that copies clipboard data with virtually every keystroke, as Urspace.io co-founder Don Morton discovered. There’s a “codepath” in the post composing tool that checks for web links in the clipboard and suggests titles based on that link, Reddit said. It stressed that it “does not store or send” clipboard data, and expected the fix to arrive on July 14th.

As Prosyscom.Tech reported, this came shortly after VP Erran Berger promised a fix for a similar flaw in its iOS client that Morton also found. In this case, it stems from an “equality check” between the clipboard and what you’ve typed into a text box. Berger didn’t say when users could expect a fix, but he vowed a follow-up once the solution was available in the LinkedIn app.

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