Earlier this week, on national Data Privacy Day as it happens, news broke about a bug in Apple’s video calling software, FaceTime. Reports said the bug made it possible for a caller to hear what was happening on the recipient’s end, even before the call was answered. Many observers rated this the worst Apple bug in a very long time, and the company quickly shut down the part of the FaceTime service affected – Group FaceTime.
Our tech expert Omar Gallaga says the FaceTime bug was only part of a tough week for Apple. Besides the group FaceTime bug, the company had to deal with a discovery that Facebook software was mining data from iPhone users who had installed it.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– How the group FaceTime bug affects iPhone users
– What iPhone users should do to stay safe
– Why Apple removed some Facebook-owned apps from the App Store