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Two leading Democrats from the House of Representatives questioned CEO Tim Cook Tuesday over the delay in both responding to the query from Michele Thompson and the time it took to rectify the issue. Now the tech company has made the iOS 12.1.4 update available that, it says, fixes the problem through "improved state management".

Apple has released an update for its flawed FaceTime video calling feature that allowed users to listen to and watch other callers through their devices, even if they didn't give their permission.

The report on The Verge adds that Apple has chose to compensate Grant Thompson, the boy who discovered the bug. Alongside the latest iOS update, the Cupertino company has also restored the Group FaceTime server. Worse still was the fact that pressing the iPhone's side button to decline the call would actually turn on the front-facing camera. According to The Verge, it's also "providing an additional gift to fund Grant Thompson's tuition".

Apple has released an iOS and macOS update, which fixes the FaceTime privacy bug that was highlighted last week.

All users had to do was make a call on FaceTime to their contact, and in the middle add their own number to convert this into a group conversation.

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Now the questions are whether or not this will lead to structural change at Apple and how other people who attempted to disclose the same flaw will be compensated.

The same flaw that was discovered in iOS 12 by Thompson was also present in macOS Mojave with an update to macOS 10.14.3 also issued. Apple has not stated if they are planning on doing so.

While you're there, you can choose to automatically install updates.

So if your phone seems sluggish after iOS 12.1.3 upgrade and if you wish to downgrade back to a lower version, it seems you simply can not as Apple has blocked it.

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