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EXPOSED: TikTok still spying on iPhone users by secretly reading content saved to clipboard

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Chinese social media app, TikTok, is still able to access notes on iphone users’ clipboard, Apple’s beta iOS 14 release has revealed, showing that the app has not kept to its promise early this year to stop accessing sensitive information on customers phones.

TikTok came under fire earlier this year for accessing devices’ clipboards, and in a statement promised to end it’s snopping actions, but users testing the new operating system of Iphone have found TikTok has not kept its promise.

When the TikTok app accesses the clipboard on a device with iOS 14, a notification appears at the top showing that TikTok was looking at the clipboard every free strokes even when it was running in the background, the Telegraph reports.

A video shared on Twitter shows a user typing a comment in the app and every few seconds a banner alert appears, letting him know that TikTok has accessed his clipboard.

However, this app is not the only one sneaking in the shadows.

 

 

The Telegraph notes the banner appears on devices running on iOS 14 when using other apps including AccuWeather, AliExpress, Call of Duty Mobile, Google News, Overstock and Patreon.

A TikTok spokesperson in response to the new allegations says the company has taken note of  ‘the action’ and that it has submitted an update to the App Store to have the feature removed.

TikTok last year was fined $5.7 million by US authorities to settle charges that it illegally collected personal information from children.

The Federal Trade Commission said in February 2019 the penalty meted towards the social network, which had been known as Musical.ly, was the largest ever in a children’s privacy investigation.

The app, which has been surging in popularity with young smartphone users , failed to obtain parental consent from its underage users as required by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), FTC officials said.

FTC chairman Joe Simons said: ‘The operators of Musical.ly – now known as TikTok – knew many children were using the app, but they still failed to seek parental consent before collecting names, email addresses, and other personal information from users under the age of 13.’

‘This record penalty should be a reminder to all online services and websites that target children: We take enforcement of COPPA very seriously, and we will not tolerate companies that flagrantly ignore the law.’

 

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REVOLT TV LAUNCHES NEW TELEVISION SERIES “WHAT’S GOOD AFRICA”

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What’s Good Africa, an arts and entertainment magazine show that will highlight diverse creative talent while exploring all aspects of Hip Hop culture in Africa has been launched.
The brand new TV series is part of a content partnership between What’s Good Networks What’s Good Networks and REVOLT TV—the leading voice of Hip Hop culture owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs and its sister company East Africa’s award-winning content studio What’s Good Studios based in Nairobi, and REVOLT TV.
The show is slated to air on REVOLT TV (Check local listing via https://revolt.tv/listings) alongside NTV Kenya and NTV Uganda, starting mid-August.
Speaking of the new partnership, Tilo Ponder the What’s Good Networks Chief executive and co-founder of What’s Good Studios, says, “As day one fan of REVOLT TV, we’re delighted to be partnering with them to launch What’s Good Africa, celebrating Africa’s powerhouse creative talent and sharing their stories with the world. This proves yet again that Hip Hop is truly a global phenomenon by connecting diverse cultures and young audiences everywhere. This series has been in discussion with Revolt TV since early 2019 and we are pleased to finally see the fruits of our collective efforts.”
What’s Good Africa’s first season is a half-hour show themed the Kenya Edition. This first season will be hosted by top Kenyan media personalities: Remmy Majala and Nick Ndeda. Remmy is a highly-regarded entertainment and news journalist, best known for hosting and producing K24’s popular entertainment program “Arena”, which featured Africa’s hottest talent and entertainment stories while Nick is a well-known TV and radio presenter (KISS FM), and an award-winning thespian, playwright, director, and producer.
“We’re very excited to partner with What’s Good Networks and What’s Good Studios to spotlight the vibrant Hip Hop scene in Africa, which is full of the young, innovative artists, influencers, and entrepreneurs REVOLT has been championing since our launch,” says Vice President of Programming at REVOLT Jonathyn Pankratz, adding, “Hip Hop is a global culture that truly transcends borders.”

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CHRONIXX REVIVES SUMMER IN “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY”

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Chronixx has unveiled his new song and video, “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” which is a heartfelt dedication to his beloved Kingston, Jamaica.
The stream of releases continues as Chronixx builds anticipation for his forthcoming album Dela Splash via Soul Circle Music.
The latest cut is produced by Pantha, who crafted a crisp, shimmery beat for Chronixx’s third single reveal from the LP.
Director Meji Alabi naturally reflects countless elements native to Jamaican culture in every frame of the music video. Chronixx seated in a floating armchair, is flanked by a fleet of motorcycles as they weave past pastel-colored buildings.
Street parties featuring charismatic dancers are in sync to the rhythm of a vibrant sound system. Kids effortlessly pop wheelies on their bicycles.
Jamaican oil-drums are grilling food. This is paradise – Jamaica – “where every day is summer, and every day feels like a Friday,” as Chronixx raves with enthusiasm on the song’s chorus.
“This tune is about everyday people of the world, but really a song about us in a Jamaican life that we live…making sure we have the right music, culture, and energy to keep our mind uplifted throughout the struggle and building a better life for ourselves. No matter the intensity of the heat, and no matter how hot the reality get, we still haffi remain cool as the breeze you now. It’s the balance of being able to go through all the different forces of life you know and stay up…it’s an upliftment song,” Chronixx shares about his latest anthem.
The U.S. broadcast premiere of the video aired on REVOLT TV on 22nd July 2020 at 9pm ET. Chronixx performed “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, July 27, 2020.
Since the announcement of his second album Dela Splash in March, Chronixx has delivered three critical anthems.
“Dela Move” was the first sample of Chronixx’s deeper exploration of his Rastafari beliefs mixed with motivational chants that echoed inspiration by Bob Marley and Shabba Ranks. “Same Prayer,” was the introspective follow-up that featured lyrical master Kabaka Pyramid.
The celebratory tone of “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” shifts viewers’ mood to a sense of optimism, especially during this time as the world slowly recovers from the global pandemic of COVID-19.
CHRONIXX INSTAGRAM /TWITTER  /FACEBOOK
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Credits:
·        Press shots: eL Puru
·        Video director: Meji Alabi
·        Producer: Pantha
·        Writers: Jamar McNaughton, Aaron Cowan
·        Publisher: Kobalt Publishing

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Chronnixx Dedicates new Song “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” to Kingston Town

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Chronixx has unveiled his new song and video, “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” which is a heartfelt dedication to his beloved Kingston, Jamaica.

 

The stream of releases continues as Chronixx builds anticipation for his forthcoming album Dela Splash via Soul Circle Music.

 

The latest cut is produced by Pantha, who crafted a crisp, shimmery beat for Chronixx’s third single reveal from the LP.

 

Director Meji Alabi naturally reflects countless elements native to Jamaican culture in every frame of the music video. Chronixx seated in a floating armchair is flanked by a fleet of motorcycles as they weave past pastel-colored buildings.

Street parties featuring charismatic dancers are in sync to the rhythm of a vibrant sound system. Kids effortlessly pop wheelies on their bicycles.

 

Jamaican oil-drums are grilling food. This is paradise – Jamaica – “where every day is summer, and every day feels like a Friday,” as Chronixx raves with enthusiasm on the song’s chorus.

 

“This tune is about everyday people of the world, but really a song about us in a Jamaican life that we live…making sure we have the right music, culture, and energy to keep our mind uplifted throughout the struggle and building a better life for ourselves. No matter the intensity of the heat, and no matter how hot the reality get, we still haffi remain cool as the breeze you now. It’s the balance of being able to go through all the different forces of life you know and stay up…it’s an upliftment song,” Chronixx shares about his latest anthem.

 

The U.S. broadcast premiere of the video aired on REVOLT TV on 22nd July 2020 at 9pm ET. Chronixx performed “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, July 27, 2020.

 

Since the announcement of his second album Dela Splash in March, Chronixx has delivered three critical anthems.

 

“Dela Move” was the first sample of Chronixx’s deeper exploration of his Rastafari beliefs mixed with motivational chants that echoed inspiration by Bob Marley and Shabba Ranks. “The same Prayer,” was the introspective follow-up that featured lyrical master Kabaka Pyramid.

 

The celebratory tone of “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” shifts viewers’ mood to a sense of optimism, especially during this time as the world slowly recovers from the global pandemic of COVID-19.

CHRONIXX INSTAGRAM /TWITTER  /FACEBOOK

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Credits:

  • Press shots: eL Puru
  • Video director: Meji Alabi
  • Producer: Pantha
  • Writers: Jamar McNaughton, Aaron Cowan
  • Publisher: Kobalt Publishing

 

 

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