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Instagram promises to fix bug after being exposed by always accessing the camera on iOS 14 – 9to5Mac

We have already covered here some apps that were caught accessing users’ clipboard thanks to a new feature of iOS 14, but that’s not all. The next major update to Apple’s mobile operating system also indicates when an app is using the camera or microphone, and that has just exposed Instagram’s app.

According to some reports shared on social networks by users who have already installed iOS 14, the camera’s indicator stays on when the Instagram app is open. Even if the user is not using the camera, as when scrolling through the photo feed, the green dot shows that the app is accessing the camera in the background.

The expected behavior, of course, is for the app to access the camera only when necessary — such as when you open the Instagram Stories composer. However, Instagram told The Verge that this behavior is just a bug.

“We only access your camera when you tell us to — for example, when you swipe from Feed to Camera. We found and are fixing a bug in iOS 14 Beta that mistakenly indicates that some people are using the camera when they aren’t,” the spokesperson said. “We do not access your camera in those instances, and no content is recorded.”

According to the company, the system sometimes understands that the user has swiped the finger to open the in-app camera, which is not always the case. Instagram promises to fix this problem in a future update of its iOS app.

Casually browsing Instagram when suddenly the new iOS 14 camera/microphone indicator comes on. Then control panel ratted out the app behind it. This is going to change things. #iOS14 pic.twitter.com/EnTIRsqq3R

— KevDoy (@KevDoy) July 17, 2020

The privacy features of iOS 14 aren’t even available to the general public yet, but they have already caused trouble for some developers. More recently, LinkedIn was sued by being caught reading the content of the users’ clipboard without authorization — the company also says that was a bug.

iOS 14 is currently available as a beta release and it’s expected to be available to everyone this fall.

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Riverdale boss promises to “do better” to honour Vanessa Morgan – digitalspy.com

Riverdale has apologised to Toni Topaz actress Vanessa Morgan after she said she was paid the least on the show.

The star is the only Black series regular, and earlier this week hit out at the negative portrayal of Black people in the media.

In response, Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre Sacasa has apologised and said the show must “do better” in a Twitter statement that has since been retweeted by Morgan.

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“We hear Vanessa,” he said. “We love Vanessa. She’s right. We’re sorry and we make the same promise to you that we did to her. We will do better to honour her and the character she plays. As well as all of our actors and characters of colour.

“Change is happening and will continue to happen. Riverdale will get bigger, not smaller. Riverdale will be part of the movement, not outside it.

“All of the Riverdale writers made a donation to [Black Lives Matter LA], but we know where the work must happen for us. In the writers’ room.”

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It comes in the wake of widespread global protests in support of Black Lives Matter following the death of George Floyd.

Morgan’s co-star Cole Sprouse revealed earlier this week that he was arrested while taking part in a protest.

Riverdale season 4 airs on Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW in the US. In the UK, you can stream via Netflix every Thursday.


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