Somebody’s Watching Me

Another day another hacker trying to spy on you and your personal information. What’s new?

The new feature alerts users when the microphone or camera has been activated. It’s very similar to a warning that already exists on Apple’s rival iPhone. The Google feature was added to phones in the latest Android 12 update. So if you don’t have that, you won’t be able to see it. The new indicator appears in the top-right corner of the screen. You’ll see a camera or microphone icon when an app attempts to access either respectively. It prevents apps from surreptitiously listening in – or even watching through your camera.