Yesterday, we commented on the first lawsuit against Apple involving the FaceTime bug, and those who followed the case remember that we said it would not be long before Ma faced even more similar problems. Here's what happened: now the New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, opened an investigation into the failure of the service and the ?slow response from Apple?.
BREAKING: Were launching an investigation into Apples failure to warn consumers about the FaceTime privacy breach & their slow response to addressing the issue.
New Yorkers shouldn't have to choose between their private communications & their privacy rights.
– NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) January 30, 2019
URGENT: We are launching an investigation into Apple's failure to warn consumers about FaceTime's privacy breach and its slow response to resolve the issue.
New Yorkers shouldn't have to choose between their private conversations and their privacy rights.
For the prosecutor, this violation is a "serious threat to the security and privacy of millions of New Yorkers who trusted Apple" something that, in reality, goes beyond the confidence of New York citizens.
James said that a full investigation will be made into Apple's response to the situation and that it will assess "its actions under the law". In addition, the New York State consumer protection division has provided a hotline for complaints related to the FaceTime bug.
The justification for the investigation against Apple, according to the prosecutor, that the company "was informed in advance on social networks" about the problem (probably in reference to the tweet mother of a young man who discovered the fault nine days before the big repercussion).
As we said, Apple is planning to release a software update sometime until the end of this week to resolve the issue and therefore reactivate FaceTime's group calling feature, which has been disabled since the early hours of last Tuesday. Apple also hasn't officially commented on the investigation, at least for now.