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Apple Rolls Out Fix For Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

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Apple Rolls Out Fix For Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug
The flaw allowed people to eavesdrop on other users in a group FaceTime call.
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Apple rolled out a software update Thursday that it says should fix a group FaceTime bug that let people eavesdrop on other users. 

The flaw went viral back in January after people figured out they could hear or even see a person before they answered — or even if they didn't pick up — during a group FaceTime call. 

Shortly after, Apple apologized and temporarily disabled group FaceTime while it worked out a fix. 

The flaw was first discovered by a 14-year-old boy from Arizona. Apple said Thursday that it would compensate the teen's family and also provide an additional gift to be put toward his education.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.