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Recent update asks permission to turn on my camera & audio without my knowing, is that so?

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Recent update asks permission to turn on my camera & audio without my knowing, is that so? Does this mean that Big Brother or who ever can turn on my Audio/Video and see what I'm doing?

Recent update asks permission to turn on my camera & audio without my knowing, is that so? Does this mean that Big Brother or who ever can turn on my Audio/Video and see what I'm doing?

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firefox will always ask you for permission each time before video/audio recording is turned on - so only you can turn it on.

the permission is used for technologies like webrtc: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/09/17/webrtc-now-available-across-mobile-and-desktop-with-new-firefox-for-android-compatibility/

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philipp
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hello Fireeagle, the reason behind all the requested permissions is explained in How does Firefox for Android use the permissions it requests?

hello Fireeagle, the reason behind all the requested permissions is explained in [[How does Firefox for Android use the permissions it requests?]]

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Can I get it dumbed down a bit so I can understand the answer please? Does this mean that I am giving permission (by accepting this update), to Big Brother or who ever can turn on my Audio/Video and see what I'm doing?

Can I get it dumbed down a bit so I can understand the answer please? Does this mean that I am giving permission (by accepting this update), to Big Brother or who ever can turn on my Audio/Video and see what I'm doing?
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firefox will always ask you for permission each time before video/audio recording is turned on - so only you can turn it on.

the permission is used for technologies like webrtc: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/09/17/webrtc-now-available-across-mobile-and-desktop-with-new-firefox-for-android-compatibility/

firefox will always ask you for permission each time before video/audio recording is turned on - so only you can turn it on. the permission is used for technologies like webrtc: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/09/17/webrtc-now-available-across-mobile-and-desktop-with-new-firefox-for-android-compatibility/

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That's what I wanted to hear, thanks for your help

That's what I wanted to hear, thanks for your help
Tuesday55 0 solutions 1 answers

This explanation does not appear to be a reasonable one. The Firefox Android audio and video update states:

"...This permission allows the app to use the (camera/record audio) at any time without your confirmation."

This in no way states that the user will be "asked" permission before the audio or video are turned on.

This is the exact same verbiage as the Chrom update, which is a known PRISM spying app.

Can we please get an explanation that appears logical?

Tuesday5

This explanation does not appear to be a reasonable one. The Firefox Android audio and video update states: "...This permission allows the app to use the (camera/record audio) at any time without your confirmation." This in no way states that the user will be "asked" permission before the audio or video are turned on. This is the exact same verbiage as the Chrom update, which is a known PRISM spying app. Can we please get an explanation that appears logical? Tuesday5
philipp
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android won't ask you for permission anymore, but firefox will each time: for a demo visit https://apprtc.appspot.com

android won't ask you for permission anymore, but firefox will each time: for a demo visit https://apprtc.appspot.com