The security features of Apple's iOS 14 showed unexpected behavior with Facebook's own Instagram app, the fix of which is on the way after reporting an error.
IOS 14, which is still in public beta, issues notifications when an app accesses certain iPhone components. This appears to be the case with Instagram, as reports have it that the camera display turns on while using the app, even when only browsing feeds and not taking photos.
The discovery of iOS 14 raises concerns that Instagram accessed the iPhone's camera without the user's consent. However, in a statement to The Verge, a spokesman claimed that it was just a bug and that a fix was under development.
“We only access your camera if you ask us to – for example, if you swipe from feed to camera. We found and fixed a bug in the beta version of iOS 14 that incorrectly indicates that some users are using the camera if they don't, ”the spokesman said. "In these cases, we do not access your camera and no content is recorded."
It remains unclear what caused the error and when the fix is implemented. Digital Trends has turned to Instagram for clarification, and we'll update this article as soon as we hear anything.
iOS 14 recognizes that the app is accessing the clipboard
The iOS 14 security feature that detected the Instagram error previously found several apps that access the iPhone's clipboard, including TikTok, LinkedIn, and Reddit.
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