This week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping, Facebook vs Apple, iOS 13 details, more

In this week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping bug, iOS 13 rumors, Facebook and Apple clash, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories. more… The post This week’s top stories: FaceTime eavesdropping, Facebook vs Apple, iOS 13 details, more appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Apple faces lawsuit over FaceTime bug as lawyer says someone eavesdropped on a sworn testimony

Apple is being hit with its first lawsuit over the FaceTime eavesdropping bug that we first reported on yesterday. As reported by Bloomberg, a Houston, Texas-based lawyer is suing Apple, alleging that the FaceTime flaw allowed an unknown person to listen in on a private conversation with a client. more… The post Apple faces lawsuit over […]

Apple says it has taken Group FaceTime offline in attempt to resolve calling exploit

Following the exposure of a major FaceTime security hole earlier today, Apple has now taken Group FaceTime completely offline. This comes after the company said a fix for the FaceTime calling bug is coming “later this week,” but failed to address specifics. more… The post Apple says it has taken Group FaceTime offline in attempt […]

Apple hit with patent infringement suit over iMessage & FaceTime encryption tech

Apple has been hit with another lawsuit today that alleges features such as iMessage and FaceTime infringe on the patents of Finnish company MPH Technologies. As detailed in the suit, MPH apparently tried to license the patents to Apple in 2016 and 2017, but to no avail. more… The post Apple hit with patent infringement […]

Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple’s encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology

A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges certain aspects of Apple products, including iMessage and FaceTime, infringe on multiple patents owned by Finnish holdings firm MPH Technologies, which attempted to license its IP to Apple in 2016. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Telstra acknowledges widespread iMessage & FaceTime outage, says it’s working on a fix

Telstra, one of the largest mobile carriers in Australia, is experiencing a widespread outage of iMessage and FaceTime services. Oddly enough, this outage only seems to affect Apple’s services, as everything else functions normally. The carrier has confirmed the outage on Twitter and says it is working on a fix… more… 9to5Mac

Class action lawsuit claims Apple intentionally broke FaceTime on iOS 6 to push users towards iOS 7

Apple has been hit with another class action lawsuit in California. This one alleges that the company forced users to upgrade to iOS 7 by essentially breaking FaceTime in iOS 6. The move to render FaceTime useless in iOS 6, according to the lawsuit, was primarily driven by Apple wanting to avoid paying increasingly high data […]

Sketchy rumor claims iOS 11 will bring long overdue group FaceTime calling

iOS 11 may finally deliver a highly requested FaceTime feature, according to a new rumor. The Verifier which is a technology blog out of Israel claims Apple is planning to include group video calling for FaceTime starting with iOS 11 later this year. The report cites “several people familiar with [the] iOS development process (partly developed in Israel)” […]