LinkedIn Says iOS App Reading Clipboard With Every Keystroke is a Bug, Fix Coming

iOS 14 introduces a feature that alerts users when apps access their clipboards, and tons of apps have been caught clipboard snooping.


LinkedIn is one of the iOS apps that has been reading user clipboards, and iPhone owners have complained that the app copies the contents of the clipboard with every keystroke.


In a statement to ZDNet, LinkedIn said that the clipboard copying behavior is a bug and is not intended behavior. A VP at LinkedIn also said that the contents of the clipboard are not stored or transmitted. A fix for the issue is in the works, and should be available soon.


Other apps like TikTok, Twitter, Starbucks, Overstock, AccuWeather, and more have been caught reading user clipboards for no discernible reason. TikTok claimed that the clipboard access was used as fraud detection to suss out "repetitive, spammy behavior," and TikTok released an iOS update to remove it.


Ahead of the release of ‌iOS 14‌, a pair of developers released a report letting users know that ‌iPhone‌ and iPad apps were accessing clipboard content behind the scenes. Apple's new ‌iOS 14‌ feature appears to have been added in response, and there's no longer a way for apps to quietly read the clipboard without users being alerted to the behavior.
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LinkedIn Adds Voice Messaging Feature to its Mobile App

LinkedIn has introduced a new voice messaging service that's built in to the latest version of its mobile app.

Called LinkedIn Messaging, the feature gives users the ability to record and send audio messages up to one minute long.

Voice messaging is rolling out now in the LinkedIn app on iOS and Android, and you can receive voice messages on mobile and on web. This feature will be available globally to all members in the next few weeks.

We hope this makes it easier than ever to communicate when you want, how you want with your professional community.
Voice messages are recorded by tapping the microphone icon on the mobile messaging keyboard. Users then tap and hold the microphone symbol in the circle to record their voice message and release their finger to send.

The business networking platform is touting voice messages as an easier way to communicate when you're on the go or multi-tasking, but many account holders will likely be wary of the feature given the already high volume of unsolicited messages sent over LinkedIn.

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LinkedIn Mobile App Gains QR Code Scanner and Translation Service

LinkedIn is adding a couple of new features to its iOS app that should make it easier for users to expand their professional networks on the service.


For the first time, QR codes can now be used to connect with other user profiles. This can be done by either tapping the QR code icon in the Home tab search bar to launch the QR scanner, or uploading a photo of a code taken with your device's camera. As you'd expect, LinkedIn profile codes can also be shared easily over email or messaging platforms as well as displayed on websites and relevant merchandise.

In addition, the LinkedIn app will soon boast a translation feature powered by Microsoft Text Analytics (the same API that provides translations for Skype, Office, and Twitter). The feature, which supports over 60 languages, is accessed via a "See Translation" button that will appears in relevant LinkedIn feed posts, as well as on users' profile and recent activity screens.

As of writing, the translation feature is only available on the desktop and mobile web versions of LinkedIn, but the company says it will be accessible in its mobile apps in the coming weeks.

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Apple Rises to Sixth in LinkedIn’s 2018 List of Top Companies to Work, Trails Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook

Apple is ranked sixth on LinkedIn's annual list of the top 50 companies where professionals most want to work in the United States.


Apple moved up one spot after ranking seventh in 2017. The top five spots belong to Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook, Salesforce, and Tesla, while NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, Oracle, and Netflix round off the top ten.

LinkedIn says the list is based on billions of data points generated by over 546 million users on the site, with four areas of focus: interest in the company, engagement with the company's employees, job demand, and employee retention.
  • Job demand: At what rate are people viewing and applying to job postings, including paid listings, unpaid ones and those linked from other sites?
  • Engagement with the company: How many professionals are viewing a company's career page? How many new followers has the company attracted?
  • Interest in its employees: How many non-employees are viewing and asking to connect with a company's employees?
  • Retention: Are employees sticking around for at least a year?
2018 LinkedIn Top Companies:
  1. Amazon
  2. Alphabet
  3. Facebook
  4. Salesforce
  5. Tesla
  6. Apple
  7. NBCUniversal
  8. The Walt Disney Company
  9. Oracle
  10. Netflix Continue reading "Apple Rises to Sixth in LinkedIn’s 2018 List of Top Companies to Work, Trails Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook"