A bug in Apple's iPhone makes it possible to listen to the people, calling on Facetime in a group, even if they do not take the call.
this means that The recipient of the call microphone automatically turns on, without him having any idea about it.
In several cases, the video function has also been enabled by the recipient of the call before it is accepted, writes the news agency Reuters.
It was supposed to happen, if the receiver press the on/off button, as you typically use, if you want to ignore a call.
Apple on Tuesday noted the error. On their support page, you can see that they discovered the error at 4 the night of Tuesday local time. The company has temporarily disabled the Facetime group call.
- We are aware of the problem, and we have identified a solution, which will be released in a system update later in the week, said a spokesman for Apple.
exactly, you can according to techmediet The Verge trigger the error by calling up a group call, while you choose that you want to add an extra person. Writes his own number in the to field, begin the call with them, as we originally called, automatically.
Media reports that the bug also can occur on iPads, and MacBooks.
the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, advise people to disable the feature.
- the Bug is an extraordinary invasion of privacy. I am deeply concerned about this irresponsible error, which can be exploited by unscrupulous purpose, he says, according to the New York Post.
Apple has otherwise done much to show that they have more control of the users ' private data than a company like Facebook, who have been in big trouble the past year.
In January, Apple had a big advertisement on the side of a building in Las Vegas with the words "What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone".
the Group was added to the iPhones Facetime in the summer of 2018. The company, however to remove it again after a short time, before again in October, it was ready to launch it.
It is possible to disable the Facetime feature under settings on his iPhone. On Mac computers, you must enter on the app itself and open the "preferences" to disable it.