Feb 7, 2019 - Technology

Apple releases fix for FaceTime bug

Apple's FaceTime app via Chesnot / Getty Images.

Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images

Apple released an iOS update Thursday with a remedy for the group FaceTime bug that allowed people to see and hear the people they were calling even before the recipient answered, reports CNBC.

Details: Apple, which prides itself on its privacy record, publicly apologized last week after a 14-year-old discovered the problem. The tech giant temporarily deactivated FaceTime's group calling function while it worked on the fix. It also said in a statement that it had issued other fixes to the app after a security audit, including "a previously unidentified vulnerability in the Live Photos feature."

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Editor's note: This piece has been updated to include additional details via a statement from Apple.

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