After facing flak from the tech community, iPhone manufacturer AppleÂ finally issued an update to fix the â€˜snoopingâ€™ bug in its FaceTime app.Â Not only this, the tech giant also rewarded Grant Thompson, theÂ 14-year-old Arizona boy, who found the bug. In its official statement Apple said, â€œWe again apologise to ourÂ customers and we thank them for their patience. In addition toÂ addressing the bug that was reported, our team conducted a thoroughÂ security audit of the FaceTime service and made additional updates toÂ both the FaceTime app and server to improve security,â€ Apple said in aÂ statement. On the other hand, Grant, who detected the flaw, has defended AppleÂ saying that he would always remain an iPhone user.
The 14-year-oldÂ claimed that Apple had always given first priority to peopleâ€™s privacy. However, New YorkÂ Attorney General Letitia JamesÂ has taken a seriousÂ cognisance of the issue. She in an official statement said that theÂ company was too slow to respond to an issue that was a serious breach ofÂ personal security and privacy. She said, she would be investigating theÂ companyâ€™s response to the issue. If the investigation finds Apple at fault, the company would be sued forÂ breach of privacy.
The company is already facing a Class Action law suit for its faulty butterfly mechanism keyboards. Another lawsuit will beÂ putting a serious dent in the companyâ€™s reputation.