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Apple Could Owe You $3 for Forcing You to Upgrade Your iPhone to iOS 7

Apple Could Owe You $3 for Forcing You to Upgrade Your iPhone to iOS 7

Back in 2014, iPhone, iPad users running iOS 6 were abruptly cut off from FaceTime. They were not able to make FaceTime video calls and presumed it to be a technical issue. Apple informed users they had to update to iOS 7 for FaceTime to work again. If you are still fuming over Apple for forcing you to update to iOS 7 here is some good news, a class-action suit has ordered the company to pay out $18-million in damages.

iPhone Users in UAE Get FaceTime Support with iOS 13.6

iPhone Users in UAE Get FaceTime Support with iOS 13.6

The latest iOS 13.6 update brings FaceTime support for iPhone users in UAE. The country’s telecom rules restrict unlicensed Voice Over Internet Protocol, and thus, FaceTime was banned. Now the restrictions seem to have been lifted on iOS 13.6.

Mozilla Tests Video Calling Apps, Applauds FaceTime for Data Encryption Quality

Mozilla Tests Video Calling Apps, Applauds FaceTime for Data Encryption Quality

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns across the world, people are having to maintain social distancing and work from home. This led to a meteoric rise in the use of video calling and video conferencing apps like Houseparty and Zoom, but they also faced severe data security issues. Now, Mozilla has published a report which rates the most popular video calling apps.

Apple Wins Lawsuit Over Group FaceTime Audio Bug

Apple Wins Lawsuit Over Group FaceTime Audio Bug

Back in January of this year, it was discovered that Apple’s Group FaceTime had a bug. This would allow anyone calling to hear the person they were calling even before they answered the phone. It was quickly dubbed the “eavesdropping” bug. And one particular lawyer took exception.

Apple is Going to Compensate the Teenager Who Discovered the Group FaceTime Audio Bug; Also Fixed Live Photos Security Bug

Apple is Going to Compensate the Teenager Who Discovered the Group FaceTime Audio Bug; Also Fixed Live Photos Security Bug

Today, Apple released iOS 12.1.4 to the public. The new software is designed to patch the audio bug in Group FaceTime that allows for easy eavesdropping.

Following Release of iOS 12.1.4, Group FaceTime is Back Online

Following Release of iOS 12.1.4, Group FaceTime is Back Online

Apple today released the newest version of iOS to the public, with the primary goal being to fix a security-related issue with Group FaceTime.

Apple Releases Updated Version of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 to Fix Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

Apple Releases Updated Version of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 to Fix Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

Alongside the public launch of iOS 12.1.4 today, Apple is also releasing an updated version of macOS 10.14.3.

Apple Releases iOS 12.1.4 to Fix Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

Apple Releases iOS 12.1.4 to Fix Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

Apple ran afoul of some security issues recently, after a bug within Group FaceTime was revealed to allow callers to hear a recipient’s audio even before they answered the incoming call.

An Apple Executive Met With the Teenager That Discovered the Group FaceTime Audio Bug, May be Eligible for Bug Bounty

An Apple Executive Met With the Teenager That Discovered the Group FaceTime Audio Bug, May be Eligible for Bug Bounty

Despite a teenager’s mother’s best efforts to notify Apple of an audio bug tied to Group FaceTime, the company went unaware of the issue until it made the news cycle.

Law Firm in Canada Applies for Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Over Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

Law Firm in Canada Applies for Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Over Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

Apple had a rough end to 2018 thanks to the “bendgate” issue and the new iPad Pro. Unfortunately, 2019 didn’t start off all that well, either.