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Fixes Group FaceTime privacy bug

Fixes Group FaceTime privacy bug

"The issue was addressed with improved state management", the company wrote on the support page while briefing the fix. Apple has also credited him with the discovery, and told the news website that they were compensating the Thompson family and "providing an additional gift to fund Grant Thompson's tuition".

So if your phone seems sluggish after iOS 12.1.3 upgrade and if you wish to downgrade back to a lower version, it seems you simply can not as Apple has blocked it.

We would be remiss, however, if we didn't mentions someone else too, at this point. So if you've got an iPhone or iPad, go grab the iOS 12.1.4 update to ensure that you've got the fix.

"To protect customers who have not yet upgraded to the latest software, we have updated our servers to block the Live Photos feature of FaceTime for older versions of iOS and macOS", the statement said.

According to a report on The Verge, Apple will also be offering some compensation to the 14-year old who first discovered the bug. Group FaceTime will remain disabled for all iOS users running iOS 12.1.3 or earlier.

Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand blames Australia for refugee footballer's plight
On Monday, al-Araibi told a court in Thailand's capital that he refused to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain. He has been held in detention since then as Thai courts decide whether to send him back to the Gulf state.

Apple's embarrassing FaceTime flaw, that was discovered by a school kid playing Fortnite, has finally been fixed. It's a patch that fixes a bug that allowed users to spy on others by activating a group FaceTime call without the user's consent.

Following the rollout of iOS 12.1.4, Apple will switch group FaceTime calls back on, but only for those who have applied the update.

A FaceTime security update is available for the Mac version of the video messaging app as well.

Grant Thompson - seen here with his mother, Michele - stumbled upon a bug in the iPhone's FaceTime group-chatting feature.

Users can update their software by going to "Settings" on their device, choosing "General" and selecting "Software Update".


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