Breitbart reported this week on a developing story about how the wildly popular but controversial China-owned platform TikTok has been caught spying on iPhone users.
TikTok has quickly grown to be one of the most powerful social media apps, joining Instagram and Snapchat, as millions of people post themselves doing a variety of trends and dances.
A new operating system update for the iPhone, due to be released in the fall, is designed to eliminate a vulnerability that has left millions of iPhone users exposed for apps to snoop through the information being kept on their clipboard without their knowlege.
In some cases, the TikTok app is believed to be recording every keystroke, even if the user is not using the app.
Apple’s new iOS update will reportedly notify the iPhone user if an app is scanning their clipboard. Cybersecurity professionals have already outed TikTok earlier in the year for a similar behavior. Not only did TikTok claim that the snooping was a mistake, they also would stop the secretive scans.
The new reports are showing that TikTok may not have changed their invasive practices and are continuing to spy on users while they are using other applications on their phone.
Breitbart continued reporting on the developing story regarding the popular, yet problematic app.