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Chinese phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities

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  1. #1

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    Chinese phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities

    https://www.fastcompany.com/90201200...ers-activities
    Last month, users of Vivo NEX, a Chinese Android phone, found that when they opened certain applications on the phone, including Chinese internet giant QQ browser and travel booking app Ctrip, the mobile device’s camera would self-activate.
    After the news of the self-activated camera bug spread, users started testing the issue on other applications and found that Baidu’s voice input application has access to both the camera and voice recording function, which can be launched without users’ authorization.

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    Quelle surprise!


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    Please use some common sense!

    How can the government take good care of you if they don't know what you are doing?


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    Not read the article, but is audio/video getting uploaded to a specific IP or is this just an issue with bad code requesting permissions and then nothing happens.

    Incompetence v/s malice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Not read the article, but is audio/video getting uploaded to a specific IP or is this just an issue with bad code requesting permissions and then nothing happens.

    Incompetence v/s malice.
    I'd imagine not uploaded. otherwise people would've found out real quick when they ran out of data.
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