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Facebook has fixed the bug that secretly accessed iOS users' phone cameras

Tyler Sonnemaker , Business Insider US
 Nov 14, 2019, 02:00 PM
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  • Facebook has reportedly fixed a bug in its iOS app that turned on a user's phone camera while they scrolled through their feed.
  • An update to the Facebook app is now available at Apple's App Store.
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After Facebook users found a bug that accessed their camera without their knowledge, the company said it has issued a fix, according to a report from The Verge.

An update to the Facebook app, resolving the issue, is now available for download on Apple's App Store, the company told The Verge.

The bug, which users on iOS devices discovered earlier this week, tapped into their phone's front-facing camera while they scrolled through Facebook's newsfeed.

The company acknowledged the bug Wednesday and said it had submitted a fix to Apple. A report Thursday from The Verge said that the updated app is available for download from the App Store.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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