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Apple FaceTime Bug Enables Eavesdropping on iPhones

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.

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