FaceTime safe to use after bug

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FILE – In this Jan. 3, 2019 file photo, the Apple logo is displayed at the Apple store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Apple has made the group chat function in FaceTime unavailable, Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019, after users said there was a bug that could allow callers to activate another user’s microphone […]

Apple says FaceTime will be safe to use again next week.

The company issued a statement saying a software update that patches a security flaw in the app will be rolled out next week.

The bug allowed callers using the software’s group-calling feature to access recipients’ microphones and cameras without them picking up the call.

It was reported by a family and flagged Monday by Apple News Website Nine-to-Five Mac.

Apple quickly disabled the group-calling functionality on its servers after confirming the bug.

That feature will be re-enabled with the coming software update.

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