The social network Facebook warned on Tuesday of a failure that affects the most current version of the operating system for phones iPhone and that makes the camera is activated automatically without the user authorized when browsing through the mobile application.In a series of messages on his Twitter account, the vice-president for Integrity of Facebook, Guy Rosen, confirmed the existence of the computer glitch (bug, as it is known in English), that several users had complained hours before.”While resolvíamos a problem last week, by mistake we introduced a bug which makes the implementation [of Facebook] navigate part of the screen of the camera when you click on a photograph”, said Rosen.Since the social network made sure that by the time they had no record of that because of this failure have been hanging on the platform photographs or videos without the permission of the users and ensured that the images showed the camera at no time were saved by the application or uploaded to the server.Rosen also indicated that already have been submitted to the Apple App Store for an update that fixes the bug and that they are waiting for this to be approved, something that trust happens in the next few hours.The ruling affects some users of the operating systems iOS of the iPhone, but not to those of Android.Several netizens shared on Twitter screen shots that showed what was happening to them, in which you can watch while surfing on Facebook, without them applying for the display goes on to show pictures captured by the camera of the site in which it is located.“When the application [of Facebook] is open, this uses the camera actively. I have found a bug in the application is the one that makes you see the active camera in the back of your thread content. Notice that the camera showed the rug”, indicated the Twitter user Joshua Maddux, one of the first to report it.
Found at @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. pic.twitter.com/B8b9oE1nbl
— Joshua Maddux (@JoshuaMaddux) November 10, 2019
Phoneia.com (November 13, 2019). Facebook alert of a failure which activates the camera of the iPhone without permission. Recovered from https://phoneia.com/en/facebook-alert-of-a-failure-which-activates-the-camera-of-the-iphone-without-permission/