Apple has realized a flaw in its Face Time software that allowed for brief intruding even if the recipient did not pick up.
In most cases the target iPhone would send video, presumably without the receiver’s idea.
The company said it had discovered a fix and an update would be rolled out this week.
In the meantime, Apple appears to have deactivated the ability for users to make group calls on Face Time.
The flaw which was first disclosed by a blog, appears to occur when both users are running version 12.1 of Apple’s mobile operating system, or newer.
On social media, concerned users including Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Of Twitter proposed disabling the Face Time function altogether, which can be done via the device’s settings menu.
Discovery of the flaw concurred with National Privacy Day in the US, a day announced by Apple boss Tim Cook and he posted on twitter that ,on this privacy day let everyone insist on action and reform for vital privacy protections
Governor Of New York, Andrew Cuomo also stated the FaceTime bug is an appalling breach of privacy that puts New Yorkers in danger and advised his city residents to deactivate the app
STORY BY : NANA AKUA FREMAH/ BUSSINESS DESK