This week started with a riot in Cupertino: a serious privacy bug from the FaceTime (discovered more than a week ago) surfaced last Monday, ordering the disabling of group service calls since yesterday morning (which persists until now).
Of course, in the midst of all the repercussions, some case of possible "victims" of this failure would emerge, and that was not long in coming. Less than 24 hours after the problem was discovered, the lawyer Larry Williams II claimed that the FaceTime bug allowed an unknown person to hear a private conversation with a customer and is suing Apple for it, as disclosed by Bloomberg.
Williams said he was overheard while taking a client's statement and that the fault “invades the privacy of a person's most intimate conversations without his consent, according to the complaint he filed with a court in Houston (Texas).
The attorney is suing Apple for negligence, misrepresentation, liability for the failure and other unspecified “punitive damages”. In addition, other legal cases are likely to reach the tables of Ma's lawyers, given the global scope of the failure.
It is noteworthy that the bug happened when calling a person via FaceTime in group and adding their own number called; that is, hardly anyone would accidentally do this without knowing this trick and what it could cause. Since the lawyer stated that he did not know the person who called him, we can assume that he / she was aware of what he / she was doing.
Apple has not commented on the allegations made in the lawsuit, nor has it disclosed new information about how close it is to releasing a fix to the FaceTime spying bug. This is expected to happen today.