Facebook App Glitch Allows Phone Camera To Be Active Without Your Knowledge

November 14, 2019

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Facebook is at it again! There’s a lot of evidence suggesting that Facebook is always tracking our data, but a new issue found on the Facebook app for Apple suggests the company may be literally watching, too! A new "bug" turns on your phone’s camera in the background while you’re using Facebook. Since word of the issue got out, Facebook VP Guy Rosen tweeted that Facebook does not believe the bug is aware of the bug and is working on a fix. He also said that Facebook has not found that the bug has created any accidental postings, suggesting the bug is relatively benign. Since a randomly opening camera is a huge privacy risk, it may be better to play it safe and stop letting Facebook use your phone camera for a while. To revoke Facebook’s access to your phone’s camera, go to the settings app, then click on “Privacy,” then “Camera.” In that menu, make sure that Facebook is toggled off. Obviously, with the camera turned off you will not be able to take pictures through Facebook, but you can still add images to posts or Stories from your Camera Roll.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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