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CONFIRMED TRUE: Did You Know Your Phone Takes a Picture of You Every 5 Seconds?


When I first saw this, I thought this can’t possibly be true.

Not because I trust Big Tech….

Of course I don’t!

But because I thought even for them that is a major invasion of privacy.

But it’s true.

Your phone, at least if it’s an iPhone, takes a picture of you every 5 seconds.

This fact was discovered by people using infrared technology, which makes it very clear what is happening.

Take a look for yourself here on Rumble:

Before you say “fake”….ABC News is backing up the story:

A video showing a mobile device snapping infrared images of an iPhone user is circulating around the internet and is catching many by surprise.

In the Tik Tok shared by user Brie Thomason, a digital camera using an infrared lens is seen filming an iPhone user observing their home screen. As the iPhone user stares blatantly at the device, Thomason’s digital camera captures the iPhone snapping multiple infrared images every 5-10 seconds.

Since the video was uploaded to social media on May 8, it has garnered over 224k likes and over 17.5k shares; alarming some and catching many off guard.

While this discovery may cause some users to panic, Apple claims this is actually just an aspect of the iPhone that allows users to control their face ID and Animoji (the animated emoji function).

According to Apple, this feature was first debuted as the iPhone X’s most groundbreaking function; since it is not even discernible at first glance, even though it literally stares you in the face.

So, yes, your Iphone is essentially taking “invisible” photos of you, but not for the reasons you would think.

I figured this would be the excuse they would use, that it’s “necessary” to empower things like FaceID.

Except that makes no sense when you really think about it.

FaceID should only be “activated” when you’re holding the phone and trying to log in….a fact which can be easily determined based on the iPhone’s built in accelerometer and gyroscope.

So why the need to take photos every 5 seconds all the rest of the time?

Spying, perhaps?

In other words, this:


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