One golden rule of the internet is never to trust one hundred percent what an app is claiming to do to your device. Even apps that offer easily-recognizable benefits can do certain and unpleasant things to your smartphone without you having a clue.
The first public beta of iOS 14 claims that TikTok still accesses the clipboard of the iPhone wielding subscribers. TikTok has once been the most popular app from the Play Store and App Store.
iOS exposes sensitive information
Jeremy Burge, who is the “Chief Emoji Officer” at Emojipedia posted about how often TikTok was accessing his iPhone clipboard. The video reveals that at several taps, TikTok was trying to steal contents from Burge’s clipboard. iOS 14 warns its users when their clipboard is being spied on.
The alternative possibility is TikTok stealing what is on my clipboard every single time I type a keystroke.
I don't have a way to know for sure. Thought it worth putting out there.
— Jeremy Burge (@jeremyburge) June 24, 2020
TikTok is an Android/iOS app available in 40 countries. It’s a video-sharing social network. The PlayStore describes the app pretty well:
“TikTok is THE destination for mobile videos. On TikTok, short-form videos are exciting, spontaneous, and genuine. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a pet enthusiast, or just looking for a laugh, there’s something for everyone on TikTok. All you have to do is watch, engage with what you like, skip what you don’t, and you’ll find an endless stream of short videos that feel personalized just for you. From your morning coffee to your afternoon errands, TikTok has the videos that are guaranteed to make your day.”
With TikTok, you are free to enjoy numerous amounts of videos that are customized in even more numerous ways. Depending on what type of content you proved yourself that you’re interesting in by using TikTok, the app offers videos “that will make your day”.
If you’re still not happy with the videos that TikTok offers, there’s also the chance of using a generous set of tools for editing them. You can cut, trim, and even duplicate your videos.