Facebook May Have Spied on App Users Through iPhones’ Cameras

Alex Hall | November 19, 2019
Font Size

You might not be exciting enough to be on a government watchlist, but Big Tech companies have allegedly taken a great interest in users’ private lives. Facebook may have been watching users through their cameras while they scroll through their newsfeeds.

A web design firm owner named Joshua Maddux claimed in a tweet that he,

“Found a @facebook #security & #privacy issue. When the app is open it actively uses the camera. 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.”

In the footage, his camera appears to be operating outside of his control in the background of his Facebook newsfeed.

For more details on this story check out TechWatch on NewsBusters.

donate
mrc merch