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Apple rolls out fix for FaceTime bug

IANS  |  San Francisco 

has released the fix for its recently discovered bug in the software that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using its group video chat feature.

"We again apologise and we thank our customers for their patience. In addition to addressing the bug that was reported, our team conducted a of the service and made additional updates to both the app and server to improve security," quoted as saying on Friday.

Even as rolled out a security fix for consumers, New York is reportedly investigating the company's response to the FaceTime bug.

The bug was reported earlier this week by a 14-year-old boy from named

Rewarding him for his discovery, Apple has decided to pay an undisclosed amount to the Thompson family along with making a gift towards Grant's education, the report said.

With 12.1 and later versions, Group FaceTime is designed to make it easy to chat with multiple people at the same time.



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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 18:40 IST