In this 21st Century, the era of technologies, ‘social media’ is a very common and familiar word to us. Although, Social Media is nothing but interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
This interactive computer-mediated technologies called ‘social media’ became very famous in a short period because in this era of busy society and the engaged lifestyle it has made communication process much easier. This web-based online tool called social media gives people a way to stay in touch with people who live far away. It lets people share the fun as well as interesting and informative content. It gives the business a way to engage with customers. By playing a very important role in our life, It has changed the way people live their lives today.
Marc Zuckerberg’s Facebook is one of the most popular and biggest social media among the other renowned social media all over the world.
By beating its competitors like YouTube, WeChat, Instagram Zuckerberg’s Facebook is undoubtedly the largest social networking site in the world and one of the most widely used. As well as, it was perhaps the first that surpassed the landmark of 1 billion user accounts.
But nowadays, after being so renowned, Facebook is losing its popularity continuously. Although there are some serious issues behind the declination of Facebook’s popularity, one of them is the increasing number of fake accounts and ids. Besides this many bugs and in-app glitches are taking place simultaneously. And one of the biggest issues with this popular social media of Zuckerberg is that it is being reported that the application called ‘camera’ is getting turned on while people are using this Facebook application.
The reports of the populace are stating that they noted that their cameras were being activated automatically when they were watching photos or videos or just scrolling through Facebook’s home page idly. As proof, a cluster of multiple numbers of people claimed that their iPhone cameras were turned on in the background while they were looking at their feed and they also reported about this to the higher authorities of this popular social media application.
This issue has come to light through several posts on Twitter where the user also noted this same kind of issue happening with them.
Found a @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
It was found that this glitch happens while people click on any video of Facebook and fit it to the full screen and after that when they zoom out and try to go back to the normal wall of Facebook again then the application creates a glitch in it himself where Facebook’s mobile layout slightly shifts to the right. With the open space on the left and then we can mark that the phone’s camera activated in the background by itself. This kind of incident was documented in multiple cases earliest on the 2nd day of November.
Now, many privacy-minded users are losing their trust over this renowned social media application called Facebook for its serious privacy issues like this.
Thus, it depends upon how this social media organization will take steps to regain its user’s trust after it has gone through various scams recently.