AVFoundation allows to Spy the user using the built in cameras without the user noticing.

Number:rdar://15880263 Date Originated:2014-01-22
Status:Duplicate/15437140 Resolved:
Product:iOS SDK Product Version:7.0
Classification:Enhancement Reproducible:Always
I can't believe this can happen in 2014... I just discovered (Demo App on Request0 that using AVFoundation and for example AVCaptureDevicePositionFront the user can be totally spied without any warning. There's a warning for Audio/Microphone but none for Video.


Fixed on iOS 8!!!!

There's (at least in the Beta 2) finally a permission asked. The CRAZY thing is it asks both Camera & Microphone separately.... Listen to http://pomcast.com/2014/06/23/pom87/ about the subject.

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