Facebook bug allows iPhone camera access while scrolling News Feed

Facebook bug accesses iPhone camera while scrolling News Feed

Facebook has admitted a bug in the app allowed the social media platform to access the iPhone camera as the user scrolled through a News Feed.

The bug, which is expected to be fixed today, was discovered by a web design firm owner, CNN reported.

It is an issue between the Facebook app and iOS 13.2.2, Forbes reported.

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Josh Maddux shared what happened when he moved the screen around on his device to Twitter.

He said he thought he launched the camera unintentionally, but then found it a second time, CNN reported.

Facebook confirmed the issue and said a fix is forthcoming.

"We have seen no evidence of photos or videos being uploaded due to this bug. We're submitting the fix for this to Apple today," a Facebook spokesman told CNN.

A security expert recommend that until the fix is rolled out that users deny Facebook access to their iPhone camera.

The issue only affects iPhone devices, not Androids, CNN reported.