Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

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Reddit says it’s releasing a fix for a piece of code that copied contents from users’ clipboards. Users in a beta version of iOS 14, which sends an alert when an app tries to copy clipboard information, reported receiving the alerts with each keystroke in Reddit’s iOS app.

“We tracked this down to a codepath in the post composer that checks for URLs in the pasteboard and then suggests a post title based on the text contents of the URL,” a Reddit spokesperson wrote in an email to The Verge. “We do not store or send the pasteboard contents.

We traced Namco’s “new” Pac-Man demake to its source: A 2008 fan ROMhack

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This 2017 video of “Pac-Man CE for NES” bears a striking resemblance to a “new” demake Bandai Namco released on Switch last month.

Last month, Bandai Namco announced a special bonus for Switch players who invested in the new Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1. In addition to 10 emulated Namco classics, the game’s official Nintendo store page notes it includes “a newly created 8-bit demastered version of Pac-Man Championship Edition” (emphasis added).

That bonus game combines the gameplay of the 2007 Xbox 360 Championship Edition release with the graphics and sound effects of an NES title for a

LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS clipboard

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LinkedIn plans to stop its app from repeatedly copying the contents of an iOS device’s clipboard, after a user highlighted the seemingly privacy-invasive practice earlier this week. ZDNet reports that LinkedIn called the behavior a bug.

The app copies clipboard contents in order to perform an “equality check” between what a user is typing and what’s in their clipboard, according to LinkedIn engineering VP Erran Berger. Berger did not say why this check was necessary. “We don’t store or transmit the clipboard contents,” Berger wrote on Twitter.

The behavior was discovered thanks to a new privacy feature in iOS

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