iPhone owners, beware. It appears Facebook might be actively using your camera without your knowledge while you’re scrolling your feed.
The issue has come to light after a user going by the name Joshua Maddux took to Twitter to report the unusual behavior, which occurs in the Facebook app for iOS. In footage he shared, you can see his camera actively working in the background as he scrolls through his feed.
The problem becomes evident due to a bug that shows the camera feed in a tiny sliver on the left side of your screen, when you open a photo in the app and swipe down. TNW has since been able to independently reproduce the issue.
Maddux adds he found the same issue on five iPhone devices running iOS 13.2.2, but was unable to reproduce it on iOS 12. “I will note that iPhones running iOS 12 don’t show the camera (not to say that it’s not being used),” he said.
I love threatening emails, luckily, I get my fair share since I also publish an anti-establishment website governmentslaves.news.
Arriving this morning was a rather humorous blackmail attempt from the website vape-marketing.com. The sender Aleida Cazaly (firstname.lastname@example.org) warned me that if I don’t purchase an overpriced product from his website he will start spamming my website with backlinks.
Below is a list of Android Secret Codes that can alert users if anything is amiss with their phone. This is a great tool if your operating on the other side of the law. Hopefully, your not that stupid since we all know cell phones are Big Brother tracking devices.
WOW, talk about purchasing a website for pennies. According to this Hollywood Reporter piece, conservative website PJ Media was acquired for a measly 100K. What a steal, PJ Media gets approximately 13 Million visitors a month according to Similarweb. There has to be more to this story, websites this big don’t sell for such a small price.
Instagram is a powerhouse. According to this blurb from Axios, Instagram’s engagement from their top 10 accounts produce six times more interactions than Facebook’s most popular accounts. Insanity.
Despite having less than half of Facebook’s monthly active users (MAUs), Instagram’s top 10 accounts generate more than 6 times more interactions than Facebook’s most-engaged accounts, according to data from CrowdTangle between Nov. 17-Feb. 17.