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Facebook fixed that bug that opened your camera without permission – The Next Web

Facebook fixed that bug that opened your camera without permission – The Next Web

It was just yesterday we reported on a disconcerting bug in Facebook‘s iOS app that would sometimes open your camera in the background while scrolling through your feed. It appears Facebook has fixed the bug; The Verge reports the updated version of the App is now available in the App Store. As a recap, users…
Facebook fixes bug that caused iOS app to use the camera in the background – 9to5Mac

Facebook fixes bug that caused iOS app to use the camera in the background...

Over the last several days, reports emerged showing that the Facebook app for iOS would activate the iPhone camera in the background. Now, Facebook says that it has rolled out a fix for this problem to the App Store. Ecobee HomeKit Thermostat Web designer Joshua Maddux took to Twitter earlier this week to show that…
Facebook updates iOS app to stop the camera from opening in the background – The Verge

Facebook updates iOS app to stop the camera from opening in the background –...

This month, some users of Facebook’s iOS app found that that, in at least two situations, the app appeared to be activating the camera in the background without a user’s knowledge. Facebook said yesterday that it was submitting fixes for the issues to Apple, and the company tells us that, as of this morning, the…
Facebook includes Instagram in transparency report for the first time

Facebook includes Instagram in transparency report for the first time

Facebook is including Instagram in its transparency report for the first time, releasing data on how the company moderates content related to child exploitation, self-harm, terrorist propaganda, and drug and firearm sales. Notably absent from the report is information on how fake accounts, hate speech, and violent content are regulated on the photo-sharing app. The…
Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high

Facebook’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased by 16% to 128,617 demands during the first-half of this year compared to the second-half of last year. That’s the highest number of government demands its received in any reporting period since it published its…
Facebook app secretly accessing people’s camera as they read news feed – The Independent

Facebook app secretly accessing people’s camera as they read news feed – The Independent

The Facebook app is secretly recording through iPhone cameras, as their users scroll through their news feed. The strange behaviour has led to a flurry of worries about the fact that the camera could be secretly recording people as they use the app. Unlike on Apple's computers there is no indicator when an app is…
Facebook is fixing a bug that turned on phone cameras – Engadget

Facebook is fixing a bug that turned on phone cameras – Engadget

Some users said that when they viewed a video in full screen and then shrank it back, the app layout would shift slightly to the right. In the space on the left, you could see the phone's camera had been activated. CNET says it was able to replicate the issue.Today, while watching a video on…
Facebook’s iOS app might be opening the camera in the background

Facebook’s iOS app might be opening the camera in the background

Facebook might have another security problem on its hands, as some people have reported on Twitter that Facebook’s iOS app appears to be activating the camera in the background of the app without their knowledge. Facebook says it’s looking into what’s happening. There are a couple ways that this has been found to happen. One…
Facebook wants you to pay people on Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp with Facebook Pay

Facebook wants you to pay people on Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp with Facebook Pay

Square. Venmo. PayPal. Apple Pay. Google Pay. There’s really no shortage of ways to give people money via your phone, but that — nor growing calls that the company is already getting too damned big — isn’t stopping Facebook. Facebook has just announced Facebook Pay, a single payment system that ties into all of the…
Facebook pilloried over iPhone ‘secret camera access’ bug – TechCrunch

Facebook pilloried over iPhone ‘secret camera access’ bug – TechCrunch

Facebook has faced a barrage of concern over an apparent bug that resulted in the social media giant’s iPhone app exposing the camera as users scroll through their feed. A tweet over the weekend blew up after Joshua Maddux tweeted a screen recording of the Facebook app on his iPhone. He noticed that the camera…

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DOJ’s plan to make Dish the fourth major carrier has a...

Aurich Lawson / GettyWhen the Department of Justice approved T-Mobile's purchase of Sprint, the DOJ's antitrust officials insisted that an unusual remedy could replace the competition lost in the merger. Sprint will no longer exist as a separate entity if the DOJ's plan is finalized, reducing the number of major nationwide mobile carriers from four…

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