Oh Facebook, why can’t you stop with the Facebook bug and bugging?
Facebook is truly the ‘always-on news’ social media giant. Either it’s about their technology faults, bugs or scandals, the company just can’t live a normal life like other social media sites.
However, the Facebook bug we are currently reporting on is more than just ‘ a harmless technical fault’ by the company.
Facebook Bug; Facebook Had Camera Access While You Were Scrolling Through News Feed:
Well well well, look what we got here. Our very own social networking site might be spying on all, in the most unethical way possible.
This is not the first time that social networking sites are being called out for spying on their users. Facebook, especially, has a record to maintain of spying on their users.
The recent and disturbing Facebook bug gave the application access to the camera if iPhone users.
According to the tweet published by a Twitter user named Joshua Maddux, “ the iPhone camera would open as he scrolled through his social media feed.”
He even posted a video of the event that made other users notice this unusual activity as well.
Here have a look:
I take the phone back out, but there’s no indication on the lock screen to say audio or video was playing. I unlock the phone, and there’s the video on @Instagram playing away.
— Neo QA (@neo_qa) November 2, 2019
Users that found out about this disturbing activity (bug) said that they were worried about their photos and videos being uploaded because of this bug. However, Facebook recently confirmed that no such thing has happened.
The Facebook spokesman said, “We have seen no evidence of photos or videos being uploaded due to this bug.”
So we should believe him right as the company carries such a great image of being sensitive towards user privacy. sarcasm intended
Who Were Affected by This Facebook Bug?
Fortunately or unfortunately this bug has only affected the iPhone users with the latest iOS 13 software. And these iPhone users that have given the application access to camera and microphone.
When questioned, this is what the company said about the bug that made iPhone users furious:
“We recently discovered that version 244 of the Facebook iOS app would incorrectly launch in landscape mode,” said the spokesperson. “In fixing that issue last week in v246 — launched on November 8th — we inadvertently introduced a bug that caused the app to partially navigate to the camera screen adjacent to News Feed when users tapped on photos.”
Like I said this hasn’t been the first time that social media platforms (read Facebook) were involved in spying on their users to show them advertisements about the products they are planning to buy.
Nowadays, even if you don’t talk or search for a particular product or brand Facebook and Facebook-owned social media platform, like Instagram, starts showing you advertisements about it. I think they started reading minds.
I don’t know about you, but it freaks me out!
Anyways, we hope that this Facebook bug and many coming ahead are solved before the platform remains untrustable for digital users.