A Major FaceTime Bug Was Just The Beginning Of A Challenging Week For Apple

The iPhone maker also removed some Facebook software from the App Store because it mined user’s data in violation of Apple’s rules.

By Shelly BrisbinJanuary 31, 2019 1:51 pm

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