Facebook App Can Secretly Turn Your iPhone's Camera On and Watch You as You Scroll Through Your Feed

Another reason to go Android? Web strategist Joshua Maddux discovered that when he opened the Facebook app on his iPhone and swiped down to scroll his feed, the user-facing camera turned on. The giveaway was apparently a bug in the code that showed the footage the camera was recording in a sliver of screen off to the left of his feed:

The Next Web was able to duplicate the results–as was Maddux when he tried the app on five other iPhones (all running iOS 13.2.2).

The fix is pretty simple: Go into Settings, and make sure to check off the option that allows the Facebook app access to your phone’s camera. Heck, while you’re there, do that for the rest of your apps.

Interestingly enough, TNW points out that Mark Zuckerberg himself covers up the camera on his phone, as does former FBI Director James Comey. What do these men know that we don’t….


Source: core77

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