Apple Rolls Out Fix for Group FaceTime Bug

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Published on February 8, 2019 - Duration: 00:40s
The flaw allowed people to eavesdrop on other users in a group FaceTime call.

Apple Rolls Out Fix for Group FaceTime Bug

Apple  rolled out a software update  Thursday that it says should fix a group FaceTime bug that let people eavesdrop on other users.  The flaw went viral  back in January  after people figured out they could hear or even see a person before they answered — or even if they didn't pick up — during a group FaceTime call.  Shortly after,  Apple apologized  and temporarily disabled group FaceTime while it worked out a fix.  The flaw was first discovered by a 14-year-old boy from Arizona.

Apple said Thursday that it would  compensate the teen's family  and also provide an additional gift to be put toward his education.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .

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