Apple Group FaceTime Is Offline Due To Eavesdropping Bug
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As reported by Bloomberg, a Houston, TX based lawyer is suing Apple, filing the complaint in state court in Houston on Monday, January 28, 2019, alleging that the FaceTime eavesdropping bug allowed an unknown person to listen in on a private conversation he had with a client. Attorney Larry Williams II said the glitch intrudes on the privacy of “one’s most intimate conversations without consent.” He said he was eavesdropped on while taking sworn testimony during a client deposition. Williams is seeking punitive damages on claims of product liability, negligence, warranty breach, and misrepresentation. This may be the first, but certainly not the last lawsuit Apple will be facing over the eavesdropping FaceTiime bug.
Apple was alerted to this FaceTime eavesdropping bug earlier this month. A bug with Group FaceTime can let some one force a FaceTime call with person A, giving them access to person A’s iPhone, iPad, or Mac’s video and audio even when person A did not accept the FaceTime call. The bug allowed some one to FaceTime person A and hear person A’s audio before person A answered the call. After this bug is publicized, Apple has temporarily taken Group FaceTime offline and promised that the bug will be fixed later this week.
So, until the bug is fixed, it is best to turn off your FaceTime entirely on iOS and Mac OS. To find out How to Turn Off FaceTime on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, click HERE.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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