Apple Faces Lawsuit Over The FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug


Just yesterday, we reported the massive Facetime bug in iOS 12.1 devices that allowed people to eavesdrop a conversation, even before the recipient picks up a call.

Now, a report suggests that some users are gravely affected by the bug. Bloomberg reports that a Texas-based lawyer is suing Apple, alleging that the iPhone bug allowed an unknown person to listen to his private conversation with one of his client.

According to Attorney Larry Williams II, the glitch in his iPhone caused the unidentified person to listen “one’s most intimate conversations without consent.” Moreover, the privacy intrusion happened while taking sworn testimony during a client deposition.

According to the complaint, William is seeking some severe damages to the claims of warranty breach, product liability, negligence, and misrepresentation.

The Facetime bug occurs when a user creates a FaceTime conference call, adds his number as well the number of the person he wishes to eavesdrop. As for now, Apple has remotely disabled multi-person Facetime and will roll out a permanent fix, later this week

While it’s first such lawsuit that Apple has received, it is entirely possible that a lot of sensitive information of people from different walks of life is put to risk.

Also Read: Tim Cook Admits: iPhone’s Price Is A Factor Responsible For Lower Sales
Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet owns an iPhone but his love for Android customization lives on. If you ever ask him to choose between an iPhone, Pixel or Xiaomi; better if you don't.
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