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Topic: FaceTime

Apple asks court to reconsider denial of $439M VirnetX lawsuit rehearing

08/09/2019, 08:08 am

Apple has asked the Federal U.S. Court of Appeals to hold another hearing for its case against VirnetX, insisting last week's failed attempt to get an en banc hearing should have been allowed due to the same court invalidating some of VirnetX's patent claims just minutes beforehand.

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Apple vs. VirnetX legal battle still raging over $439.8 million FaceTime ruling

08/02/2019, 06:08 am

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued two decisions against Apple and in favor of VirnetX, leaving Apple on the hook for $439.8 million in damages.

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New MacBook Pro coming, production leaving China, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

07/05/2019, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about the new MacBook Pro that look set for this year. There's also FaceTime altering your eyes, and just what it means to us when companies take their manufacturing to countries other than China.

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Apple's iOS 13 beta 3 FaceTime gaze magic is triumph of tech evolution

07/04/2019, 05:07 pm

Apple's subtly flattering new FaceTime feature in iOS 13 beta 3 corrects the appearance of your attention so that you appear focused on your caller -- as if perfectly staring at the camera -- even when you're looking at the screen. The magic behind it has incrementally developed across years of evolving software and hardware advancements, offering some interesting insight into how Apple uniquely charts out the future with its products.

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Hands on with Apple's FaceTime Attention Correction feature in iOS 13

07/03/2019, 11:07 am

In the latest iOS 13 beta, Apple is leaning into its augmented reality prowess to fix a common eye contact issue had during FaceTime calls. AppleInsider goes hands on and dives into the new feature to find out how it works.

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iOS 13 beta fixes FaceTime eye contact with image manipulation

07/03/2019, 08:07 am

The third developer beta of iOS 13 tackles a long-standing problem with video calls: realistic eye contact between participants.

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Group FaceTime iOS 12.1 eavesdropping bug lawsuit is dismissed

05/10/2019, 03:05 pm

A U.S. District Court in Houston has granted Apple's request to dismiss a lawsuit over a Group FaceTime bug in iOS 12.1, which at launch allowed third parties to eavesdrop on conversations.

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Maxell sues Apple over navigation, camera & data tech patents

03/15/2019, 04:03 pm

Long-time magnetic storage and electronics maker Maxell on Friday launched a lawsuit against Apple, accusing it of violating 10 U.S. patents, some of them inherited from Hitachi.

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Apple asking federal circuit court to reconsider $439M VirnetX ruling

02/22/2019, 10:02 am

Apple is continuing its attempts to get out of paying VirnetX $439 million after being declared to have infringed on the firm's patents, with the iPhone producer urging the federal court circuit to reconsider the verdict just weeks after the federal U.S. Court of Appeals denied Apple's appeal over the verdict.

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Group FaceTime bug prevents adding more users to an existing one-on-one call

02/18/2019, 07:02 am

Apple's patch to close an exploit in Group FaceTime is only partially successful, as some users are reporting the service is preventing them from adding more contacts to a FaceTime call that is already in progress, an issue that Apple seemingly knows about.

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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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