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Description of the issue:
I’ve enjoyed using Brave on my tablet and it’s very helpful in blocking ads (particularly when combined with AdGuard).
Recently, however, Addons Detector (which live scans) has informed me that Brave is using my camera (giving specific dates and times) when in Brave settings it says that use of camera is blocked and I have also blocked it in the app settings of my tablet.
Addons detector lists permissions which each app takes (as well as addons such as Google ads etc.) and I have found that apps do not always comply with what they officially say.
Under permissions Addons Detector lists the following for Brave: android.permission.CAMERA Take pictures and videos.
This is in direct contradiction to what Brave admits to and to my settings for the browser.
I would appreciate any comments from the developers as I am feeling quite uncomfortable using Brave at all now, including on my desktop.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Look at Brave settings, which say the camera is blocked.
2.Look at the permissions which Brave has actually taken - see above.
3.Have an app such as Addons Detector live scan your Android Device.
An explanation of why Brave settings say the camera is blocked (and I have also blocked it in the tablet’s settings) when it appear it is using it without authorisation.
Brave Version( check
About Brave): Brave 1.10.99, Chromium 83.0.4103.166
Mobile Device details Samsung Galaxy Tab A 1918, Samsung Galaxy Tab 6A
Additional Information: Operating System: Android 9; SM-T590 Build/PPR1.180610.011