Category: TECH

Facebook is secretly using your iPhone’s camera as you scroll your feed

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.

Here’s what this looks like:

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.

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Vape-Marketing Is Blackmailing Websites To Purchase Their Products

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Vape-marketing.com is blackmailing websites…

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 (info@vape-marketing.com) warned me that if I don’t purchase an overpriced product from his website he will start spamming my website with backlinks.

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Walmart reveals it’s tracking checkout theft with AI-powered cameras in 1,000 stores

Walmart is using computer vision technology to monitor checkouts and deter potential theft in more than 1,000 stores, the company confirmed to Business Insider.

The surveillance program, which Walmart refers to internally as Missed Scan Detection, uses cameras to help identify checkout scanning errors and failures.

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This chart on Instagram will blow your mind

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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.

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