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Facebook Bug Lets the Phone Camera Open Behind the News Feed

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Ever since its release, Facebook has had many privacy and security issues, and recently, it seems like another major issue has been added to the list. A report has been made saying that a Facebook bug opens your phone’s camera behind your feed.

A Facebook user, Joshua Maddux, posted on Twitter saying that he has found a bug that opens your camera behind the news feed without your knowledge while using the Facebook app. He also attached a video along with it where we can see his rear camera on the left-hand side after he taps on a profile picture and slowly sliding it down the screen. He uninstalled and then installed the app but it still has the same problem.

He tested the bug issue using five iPhones running on iOS 13.2.2. Some are already suspecting that the Facebook app has been using your camera and microphone for targeted advertising. Joshua also mentioned that the iPhones running on iOS 12 don’t show the camera, however, he is not sure if the app is still accessing the camera of those devices or not.

Comments are already overflowing and retweets are being made continuously in support or against his post. Another user Daryl Lasafin also tagged Apple and Facebook in his post saying that he had the exact same problem and inquired if this is a Facebook app bug or it belongs to Apple.

Several iOS users are also complaining that their phones running on iOS 13 take several seconds for their cameras to turn on. It is evident when they try to capture something on Snapchat. It becomes frustrating if it happens every time as you miss the perfect moment for capturing something special.


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