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LinkedIn is spying on iPhone users

An iPhone user sued LinkedIn in New York on Friday for allegedly saving sensitive content to users from Apple's Universal Clipboard app.

According to the Apple website, the app allows users to copy text, images, and videos on an Apple device, then paste the content onto another Apple device.

The information copied from the applications sometimes contains sensitive information that users cut or copy to paste, including pictures, text, emails, or medical records.

According to the lawsuit filed in San Francisco Federal Court by Adam Power, the LinkedIn app reads clipboard information without informing the user.

Last week, 53 applications, including Tik Tok and LinkedIn, were reported as spying, after Apple's privacy feature began alerting users whenever the clipboard was accessed with an alert saying: Paste from messages.

The Bauer case claimed that these readings are interpreted by pasting from Apple as a pasting order, and explained that the disclosure of the privacy violation was made by Apple and independent developers.

A LinkedIn official said on Twitter last week that the company had released a new version of its app to end the practice.

IOS 14 developers and testers have discovered that the LinkedIn app on iPhones and iPads secretly reads the user portfolio.

The lawsuit seeks to represent a class of users as a collective measure based on alleged violations of federal privacy laws, California laws, and social norms.

According to the complaint, LinkedIn was not only spying on its users, it was also spying on nearby computers and other devices, and was circumventing the global portfolio from Apple that removes information after 120 seconds.