Seems there’s a ‘boy crying wolf’ problem with Facebook. At any rate, given the limited nature of this, plus the easy ability to have avoided it by not giving mic or camera access in the first place, plus the company’s insistence that it was a bug they’d introduced, I’m willing to consider it that and not malicious until evidence shows otherwise. (Which would almost certainly culminate in a major lawsuit if the company had been found lying.)
I don’t use the Facebook app because I’ve never had the need to. Accessing via browser is not only more secure, it allows me to use ad-block, as well as Social Fixer on the Mac. Plus, Facebook’s app is bloated because it employs a lot of A/B ad testing behind the scenes in the app, and I don’t need to be part of their research program.
… a browser last updated eight months ago. No thanks. Brave just got updated today, and Firefox two weeks ago.
FYI Mashable posted a nice basic overview of suggested security settings on iOS: