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Apple to fix FaceTime bug that allows eavesdropping

2019-01-29 19:09
Apple is hurrying to fix a bug with its FaceTime video calling software that lets people hear audio from the recipient before they've accepted the call. Julian Satterthwaite reports. Be careful what you say next time you get a FaceTime call on your iPhone. Not during the chat, but before you answer. A bug in the video calling software has let users hear audio from the person at the other end before they've accepted the call. In some cases the glitch also broadast video from the recipient's phone. On Monday Apple said it was working on a software patch to solve the problem. It aims to have the fix out within the week. The bug appears to be connected to a group calling feature introduced last year. And it's another headache for Apple after reports of falling sales. The news sparked a predictable flurry on social media. Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted that people should disable FaceTime until Apple fixes it.