November 13, 2019
Facebook has yet again come under fire for invading its member’s privacy.
The app is activating iPhone cameras without the user’s knowledge while they are scrolling through the platform.
The issue seems to only plague smartphones that are operating on iOS 13.2.2 and occur when a user swipes ‘rapidly’ through the app.
Joshua Maddux was the first to shed light on this issue and shared a video on Twitter showing how it works.
‘Found a @facebook #security & #privacy issue. When the app is open it actively uses the camera,’ Maddux wrote in the post.
‘I found a bug in the app that lets you see the camera open behind your feed. Note that I had the camera pointed at the carpet.’
Through more testing, he also discovered that this issue only seems to plague iOS devices running on 13.2.2, as first reported by The Next Web.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 3:40 am