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Facebook apps is draining your phone’s battery, says former employee

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As much as advancement is adding to social platforms, there are also some drawbacks that could affect us in several ways. As much as we are concerned about our phone batteries, A former scientist working for Meta has given a statement in which he talks about battery drain caused by Facebook on both Android and iPhone devices.

Facebook can drain your phone’s battery

As per reports, we can see that the feature was being used by the company without the knowledge of the customer.

According to the New York Times,

As alleged by a former employee in a lawsuit, Facebook can really drain your phone’s battery.

According to data scientist George Hayward, the technique of “negative testing” enables internet businesses to “surreptitiously” drain a user’s mobile battery in the name of testing features or problems like how quickly their app operates or how an image might load.

Hayward, 33, alleges in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court that he was fired in November for refusing to take part in negative testing. “I remarked to the manager, ‘This can harm anybody,’ and she answered that by damaging a few, we can assist the greater masses,” Hayward stated.

According to him, he refused to accept the reason that someone could be needing their battery for 911 calls, crash detection, or fall detection. The app may be draining the batteries of people performing important tasks, such as police officers or rescue workers.

As per information via 9to5 Mac, this whole act was stated to be purely illegal by Hayward’s lawyer, Dan Kaiser.

According to the seriousness of the matter, this file was placed under the statement of knowing more about it.

There is a high degree of precision in placing an app in such a way that it will drain your phone’s battery. There is also a high possibility that Meta could be testing it out secretly.

It appears more difficult to think that the feature would be deployed to production programmes, much less tested on users covertly.

According to Hayward, the evidence for his “belief” that the feature was used on consumer phones comes from an internal document that included instances of this testing. The report also implies that he was fired for refusing to perform the task himself, which again suggests he was being requested to perform the task for unaware clients, but refrains from officially stating this as the truth.

We have contacted Meta for comment and will keep you updated on their response.