Apple Hit with Lawsuit Over FaceTime Eavesdropping
Last month it was revealed that iPhone has a bug that lets you eavesdrop on other people through FaceTime. If you see your iPhone ringing with a FaceTime video call, it’s possible that the person calling you could listen to your microphone before you’ve picked up. The Verge reports that if one of these “fake” conference calls is happening, if the recipient hits the power or volume button to ignore the call, it not only broadcasts audio to your phone but video as well.
TopClassActions writes that an attorney alleges in an Apple lawsuit that the FaceTime bug that allows individuals to surreptitiously access other iPhones allowed a private deposition to be overheard.
According to the Apple FaceTime lawsuit, filed Monday in Harris County, Texas, the Houston-based attorney was conducting a deposition with his client while his iPhone allowed others to eavesdrop on the conversation due to the FaceTime bug.
The Apple lawsuit filed by the attorney from Houston accuses the company of releasing a defective product to an unsuspecting public.
The plaintiff alleges that he and others have suffered irreparable harm from the FaceTime bug and Apple’s failure to adequately test its software.
The lawsuit is in the early stages, but it’s possible that many people could be owed some kind of compensation if it is approved.