Tuesday, October 20

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Apps & Games, iOS 14, News, the weather network

iOS 14 privacy feature reveals The Weather Network app read users’ clipboards

The Weather Network has disclosed that its app read contents of users’ clipboards, and notes that it has now removed the functionality from its app. “In a recent beta software release by Apple, it has been identified that our application could read the contents of the operating system’s clipboard,” the company said in a statement. The Weather Network notes that clipboard access is part of a diagnostics functionality that was present in its app to help developers troubleshoot user issues on a user initiated basis if required. “Given the sensitivity around our user information and privacy we have removed the code and functionality from our app and reached out to Apple for their best practices for troubleshooting moving forward.” It s...
iOS 14, iPhone News, the weather network

The Weather Network App Has Been Reading Your iPhone Clipboard

Oakville, Ontario-based The Weather Network has announced it has removed code in its iOS app, after iOS 14 has revealed its app can read a user’s clipboard. The release of iOS 14 beta to developers has turned privacy to the forefront, as the mobile operating system now notifies a user if an app can read your clipboard. Apps such as TikTok, among others, have been found guilty of being able to snoop your clipboard. The Weather Network announced on Friday, “Privacy is important to us [and] we take it seriously. A recent software release by Apple identified that our app could read contents of the operating system’s clipboard, used if a user wished to share info with us for troubleshooting. Here’s what we’re doing to improve this process.”Privacy is important to us & we take...