Feb 7, 2019

Apple releases fix for FaceTime bug

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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."

Go deeper: Apple apologizes for FaceTime bug, says feature to be back next week

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

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Situational awareness

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Warren supporters form super PAC
  2. We may be on "the brink" of coronavirus pandemic
  3. Pentagon policy chief resigns
  4. National polls show Bernie in control ahead of Nevada
  5. How a Chinese think tank rates all 50 U.S. governors
  6. Sanders and Bloomberg battle over heart health

Trump has declared war on sanctuary cities

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Armed with subpoenas, lawsuits and immigration SWAT teams, the Trump administration has declared war on sanctuary cities.

The big picture: President Trump and his administration have used every available tool to try to crack down on local governments that refuse to hold immigrants in criminal custody, block immigration agents from working in county jails or deny federal authorities access to immigrants' records.

Peter Thiel's Founders Fund isn't really Peter Thiel's Founders Fund

Illustration: Photo Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photos: Charles Eshelman, Steve Jennings, and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Founders Fund has raised $3 billion for a pair of new funds, so expect a slew of headlines about how "Peter Thiel's venture capital firm" is now flush with cash.

Behind the scenes: Thiel is essential to Founders Fund, but he's not autocratic. Instead, Axios has learned that he's one of three people with veto power over most FF investments, and is unable to do a deal without approval of the other two.