Can android lollipop 5.1.1 apps which have permission to access mic and camera access them when the app is not running?
I woke up to the news by the NYT that a popular app I had previously downloaded was solely developed to be used as a spying tool by a government. I did not research the app when I downloaded it and the app needed mic and camera access as it is a messaging app.
What can I do in the future to ensure my mic and camera are not running when I'm not running an app? It will not be practical to check if every app I download is trusted or not as even popular American apps could be potentially malicious.