Someone texts you an address you need, you copy and paste that address into Waze. Then you go play Angry Birds. You have a second factor log in authentication that texts a code to your phone and you copy and paste that into the application. People copy things all the time on their Apple products, but have you ever wondered who could actually see what you have stored in your pasteboard? Apple tends to have a pretty secure data system between different apps on an iPhone – but the security flaw is that everything you copy to your pasteboard becomes accessible to the application developers of the applications you open on the phone. As harmless as this sounds, a major concern of this privacy breach is that a lot of info copy and pasted into a phone is personal information such birthdays, addresses, phone numbers, etc. As well, credit card numbers could be copied and pasted, social security number etc. The information that goes into the clipboard a lot of times contains personally identifiable information and the applications you use can pull data from the clipboard. Furthermore, they have anything you have in your clipboard saved in their system now. Have you ever copied a picture to send that to your friends? Well, photographs can also be pulled, so the photo’s metadata is accessible to the developers. They now have access to information such as your real location, location the photo was taken and the GPS coordinations. This was identified at the beginning of January but Apple responded that they don’t see this as an issue. Although I see this as a major privacy flaw; if this information gets into the wrong hands, we could face serious consequences. Knowing that everything you copy and paste is accessible by applications, are you going to be more cautious of what you copy? Do you see this as a privacy breach?