Recently, Instagram users reported that they noticed something strange on application. Specifically, they saw the green mark “Camera on” when they used Instagram and scrolled through their streams, but without taking any photos or videos. An Instagram spokesman said this was due to a bug, which the company has already corrected. The “Create Mode” of the app is accessible from the Instagram camera, which could turn off the camera indicator. The Instagram representative stressed that the company has access to users' cameras only with their consent. He added that the company has detected and fixed the bug in iOS 14 beta that indicates that users are using the camera, when in fact this is not the case. Instagram, however, in these cases, does not access to the users' camera and does not record any material and content.
This behavior of the Instagram application, seems to be another of the notifications that iOS 14 users receive, which warn them about application behaviors such as copying the clipboard. Several iOS apps, such as TikTokThe LinkedIn and Reddit, was found to have access to users' clipboard content, and whenever a third-party application accesses the clipboard of an iOS 14 device, a notification is displayed.
The parent company of TikTok, the ByteDance, based in Beijing, said earlier this year that it was going to cut off access to the devices' clipboards. In addition, the company said in June that it had made an update to the App Store to remove the feature, which it described as an "anti-spam" measure. The company also pointed out that the feature was never implemented in Android Appliances. At the same time, LinkedIn announced that it had stopped its clipboard-copying practice, while Reddit said it was fixing a bit code which caused this behavior in its implementation. Finally, the Facebook, which owns Instagram, fixed an error in its iOS app in 2019, which activated cameras devices without the knowledge of their users.