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Flashing eye #1032478
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Hello people, this morning I have noticed a flashing eye symbol on the top of my phone. It appears on the bar where my battery level and the time appear. This eye is only there when I go on Wiki Wirral and no other site. Am I being watched or just being paranoid smile any ideas please folks ? Cheers

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Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly] #1032479
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If its a Samsung then it's keeping the screen visible as you look at the phone. It stops it going to sleep as you read.


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Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly] #1032480
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Cheers Mark. Yes it is a Samsung but I don't know why this has only appeared this morning. Now you have told me what it is I will go into settings and see if it can be turned off. Thank you.

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Cant get rid of the thing. It's starting to spook me smile

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I've got a Samsung, I'm using it now but I've never had a flashing eye on it


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Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly] #1032488
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Its all in the eyes!!

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Originally Posted by Dilly
Cant get rid of the thing. It's starting to spook me smile


You're being watched ...again wink


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
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Re: Flashing eye [Re: granny] #1032494
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Originally Posted by granny
Originally Posted by Dilly
Cant get rid of the thing. It's starting to spook me smile


You're being watched ...again wink


Oh yes I know that Granny. Can't get away from those eyes smile

Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly] #1032516
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It must be an I-Phone !!!


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Originally Posted by spinner1
It must be an I-Phone !!!


laffin

Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly] #1032531
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It uses the front camera to see if you are watching the screen, if so it keeps screen lit and puts the eye symbol up.

The function is called "Smart Stay" so disable that.

It comes under settings-display somewhere


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Cheers DD. I've been into settings and it looks to be switched off but still keeps winking at me smile

Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly] #1032536
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It must just be paranoid that you are watching it omg


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Just had a thought, I will stick a bit of tape over the front camera. Try spy on me now big brother smile

Re: Flashing eye [Re: Dilly] #1032540
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Ive been getting emails from the white house for some reason.on an old freeserve account. Never had them when obama was in power . just put it down to cia gchq and feel honoured they consider you worthy to snoop on

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