Sunday, 15 September 2019

Apple apologizes for FaceTime bug

LONDON: Apple recently acknowledged the Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on others, and apologized for it. However, the fix, which was supposed to come this week, has been delayed to next week.

The bug was discovered earlier this week after people caused uproar about privacy concerns. However, as a temporary fix, Apple disabled the Group FaceTime option until a proper permanent fix was released – which Apple promised would come this week, but didn’t.

As per Buzzfeed News, in a recently issued statement, Apple apologized for the error stating, “We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue. We appreciate everyone’s [patience as we complete the process.”

The Cupertino tech-giant mentioned that it had fixed the bug on its servers, but need an iPhone software update to turn the feature back on. Apple previously said that a software update fixing the issue will be released this week, but has now delayed to the coming week.

The bug, which caused a huge stir on social media, affected iOS and macOS and allowed people to listen in to an iPhone’s microphone by starting a Group FaceTime video conferencing call and adding their number as a third party on the call.

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