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Topic: FaceTime

Apple's crippled bug bounty program makes us all less safe online

02/08/2019, 01:02 pm

Paying people when they report serious security issues with macOS and iOS is a good idea but two years on, it's still only done in a half-hearted, miserly way. That's damaging for Apple and it's damaging for us.

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Apple pays teenager for discovery of Group FaceTime bug with bug bounty, scholarship

02/07/2019, 03:02 pm

Apple has confirmed it is going to reward the 14-year-old who discovered the Group FaceTime surveillance exploit, providing the family with compensation for finding the bug as well as helping towards the teenager's future education costs.

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U.S. House questions Apple over FaceTime flaw

02/05/2019, 05:02 pm

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives called on Apple CEO Tim Cook to answer questions about the company's FaceTime fiasco on Tuesday, saying they were "deeply troubled" by press reports detailing how long it took the company to address what is characterized as a privacy violation.

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Apple might pay teenager who found Group FaceTime surveillance bug

02/04/2019, 10:02 am

An Apple executive has reportedly suggested that the 14-year-old who discovered the Group FaceTime surveillance exploit would be rewarded by the company's bug bounty program.

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If you want to sue Apple over FaceTime eavesdropping and live in Canada, now's your chance

01/31/2019, 01:01 pm

A Montreal lawfirm is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Apple over its recently-disclosed Group FaceTime bug, which let people spy on others who hadn't actually accepted a call.

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New York state begins probe into Apple's FaceTime vulnerability

01/30/2019, 04:01 pm

New York state is launching an investigation into whether Apple failed to properly warn customers about a Group FaceTime vulnerability that allowed people to spy on others.

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Apple slapped with lawsuit over Group FaceTime bug

01/30/2019, 12:01 am

Apple is facing a lawsuit related to a software flaw that allowed interlopers to eavesdrop on Group FaceTime calls, with the suit arriving less than 24 hours after news of the bug was circulated by mainstream media.

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Apple was told about Group FaceTime privacy bug more than a week before closing access

01/29/2019, 02:01 pm

Apple may have known about the Group FaceTime privacy bug a week before the company disabled the feature, with one Twitter user claiming to have informed Apple of the issue discovered by their child the previous Monday.

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Apple disables Group FaceTime as it works on privacy bug fix

01/28/2019, 11:01 pm

After the discovery of a bug in FaceTime that allows callers to listen in on a recipient's device, even if they don't pick up, Apple late Monday notified users that the service has been temporarily disabled.

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Group FaceTime exploit lets callers listen in on recipient's audio before accepting call [u: fix coming]

01/28/2019, 07:01 pm

Until a bug in iOS 12.1 or later is fixed, an exploit allows a FaceTime Video caller to hear the audio, and potentially see video, from the recipient's iPhone without the call even being picked up.

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Apple loses appeal of $439 million verdict in favor of VirnetX

01/15/2019, 10:01 am

On Tuesday the federal U.S. Court of Appeals denied Apple's appeal of a 2016 jury verdict in favor of VirnetX, which initially granted the patent licensing firm $302.4 million in damages.

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Lawsuit blaming Apple's FaceTime for fatal car crash dismissed

12/17/2018, 02:12 pm

A lawsuit claiming Apple was responsible for the death of a passenger in car crash has been dismissed by an appeals court, confirming an earlier ruling that it wasn't the company's fault the accident was caused by a driver using FaceTime.

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Apple turns to horde of Elvis impersonators for latest Group FaceTime ad

11/29/2018, 12:11 pm

If you can't get your band together in Hawaii or anywhere else, like the Elvis Presley impersonators in Apple's latest ad, Apple suggests you use Group FaceTime to stay connected.

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Apple sued over FaceTime, auto-expiring voice Messages technology

11/19/2018, 10:11 pm

Stalwart patent troll Uniloc filed a pair of lawsuits over the weekend claiming technology used in flagship Apple communications products, namely FaceTime and iMessage, infringe on property initially developed by HP and Philips.

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Apple seeds first public beta of iOS 12.1.1, restores macOS 10.14.2 beta for developers

11/01/2018, 01:11 pm

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of iOS 12.1.1, simultaneously rectifying a problem for Mac developers by putting a macOS 10.14.2 beta back up for download. Apple TV owners can meanwhile get the first public beta of tvOS 12.1.1.

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iOS 12.1 Group FaceTime bug allows viewing of a locked iPhone's contact details

11/01/2018, 01:11 pm

A bug has been discovered in the way iOS 12.1 handles Group FaceTime calls, one which can allow a hacker to access the details of a contact stored on an iPhone, without needing to unlock the smartphone at all.

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MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 update brings Group FaceTime, other bug fixes

10/30/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple has released macOS 10.14.1 with the promised new 32-person video conferencing feature alongside performance improvements and bug fixes. The update also brings the Mac into line with iOS with 70 new emoji.

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Apple releases iOS 12.1 with Group FaceTime, dual-SIM compatibility

10/30/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 12.1, bringing features originally anticipated alongside iOS 12.0, namely Group FaceTime, and dual-SIM support on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.

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Apple sued over FaceTime technology

10/18/2018, 07:10 pm

Patent troll Uniloc on Thursday filed a fresh legal claim against Apple -- its third in as many weeks -- asserting the tech giant's FaceTime technology infringes on an internet telephony invention developed by Hewlett-Packard.

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Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple's encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology

09/27/2018, 07:09 pm

A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges certain aspects of Apple products, including iMessage and FaceTime, infringe on multiple patents owned by Finnish holdings firm MPH Technologies, which attempted to license its IP to Apple in 2016.

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