An attorney named Larry Williams II, filed a lawsuit over the FaceTime privacy bug, which he found out on Sunday. Based off on the last articles you heard on Appleosophy, the FaceTime bug can allow the recipient to hear or see video of the caller before they pick it up, by adding another person to FaceTime while their iPhone rings. Now in this article, you’ll learn from an attorney who discovered the bug- and then sued Apple over it.
Let’s bring in what the attorney has to say in his case. Firstly, Larry Williams II states in his lawsuit:
“that Apple “failed to exercise reasonable care” and that Apple “knew, or should have known, that its Product would cause unsolicited privacy breaches and eavesdropping.”
Contrary to this point, he is saying that Apple forgot to patch this bug earlier before the iOS 12.1.3 update rolled out, as they didn’t spot it until someone found out about that later. Also, eavesdropping is considered an unsolicited privacy breach because it’s compromising others privacy, and not letting others know what they do on their iPhone stays on their iPhone. This is badgering many iPhone users privacy, bringing it to a viral storm.
Secondly, the lawsuit says that “iOS 12.1, the latest major release of the iPhone operating system, was defective and “unreasonable dangerous” and that Apple “failed to provide adequate warnings to avoid the substantial danger” posed by the security flaw.” That is right because Apple didn’t even provide notice or even a letter regarding about this. Even this bug is havoc on with the privacy. That is why the big fix is coming soon, we reccommend to remove FaceTime from your iPhone until Apple releases an update.
Lastly, the lawsuit ends with thus sentence from Williams, “I’m also seeking compensatory and punitive damages as a result of the exploit.” This is significant because Apple should have some disciplinary action for not spotting this bug. Also, the attorney is looking for financial compensation over this as well.
Thus far, Apple should be seeking legal action over this bug, and get the bug removed from the iOS completely. Apple should’ve made iPhone privacy a little more strict and more strict on the bugs as well.
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