Apple disabled a feature in its Group FaceTime service that had created a major bug, allowing people to eavesdrop on people through the microphone on their iPhone. Apple said a fix would be coming later this week.
News of the bug was a huge embarrassment for Apple. For the past few years—and especially over the past year as privacy scandals have plagued Facebook—Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken up the mantle as a strong advocate for robust privacy and security in tech. This bug blunder won’t help Mr. Cook’s cause.