Apple said a fix for a FaceTime bug that let users eavesdrop on others won’t be available until next week.
The FaceTime flaw allows people who started a call to hear live audio on the recipient’s phone, even if the person hadn’t accepted the call. In some cases, the caller could even see through the recipient’s front-facing camera, even if they pressed the volume button to dismiss the call. The bug was triggered when you added someone to a group FaceTime call.
The iPhone FaceTime bug that allowed callers to eavesdrop on its users is a clear violation of consumers’ privacy protections & a reminder of why we need comprehensive privacy legislation. Our first step should be passing my privacy bill w @SenJohnKennedyhttps://t.co/3Wzs5Jt2bQ
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) January 30, 2019