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Can a website or App access photo on phone without consent?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Bluebell138, Dec 7, 2017.

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  1. Bluebell138

    Bluebell138 Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I hope you can help with my question.
    Could it be possible for an App/ Website, that has not be accessed for at least 3 years, be able to access a recent photo taken on an I phone and use this without the i phone owners permission?
    This photo was set Via i phone text message and WhatsApp for another purpose, however has been used on the (no longer used) website/app within a conversation.
    If the App/website (or email address connected to this) was hacked by somebody would it be possible for them to access this recent photo, sent via I phone message and whatsapp, without the actual phone owners permission?
     
  2. texasbullet

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    If the known or unknown person knows the owners itunes email address and password then he/she can see any photos stored in itunes for that iphone.
     
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    When you use an app for the first time, it will ask you if the app can access your photos (or Mic / Camera) so you can use the photos within it. It will only have access if you allowed it.

    Now having the app take a photo from your camera roll... That's a concern. I haven't seen anything like that from apps like Whatsapp so you may want to contact the vendor of the offending app.
     
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