New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Attorney General Letitia James announced they would investigate tech giant Apple for a alleged violation of the company's privacy. do not tell your customers about a crash in your video application called FaceTime.
"New Yorkers deserve to know that their phones are safe and can not be used against them," Cuomo said in a statement, referring to the bug. allowed users to receive audio and video from the person they intended to contact before you accept or reject the call.
The governor called Apple's failure "a serious matter related to consumer rights, and called on the Consumer Protection Division to provide assistance" in any way possible. "
Meanwhile, James stated that The FaceTime bug is a "serious threat to the safety and privacy of millions of New Yorkers who have placed their trust in Apple and its products over the years. "
The prosecutor has announced that he will conduct a detailed investigation of Apple's response to the situation and will assess its actions in relation to state laws. "New Yorkers should not have to choose between their private communications and their right to privacy," James said.
As part of the investigation, the Consumer Protection Division has made available to the public a phone number to which they can call to report when they experienced this failure in FaceTime.
According to the statement, some information indicates that the virus was alerted to the application until a week before it was announced in the media and that the company decided to deactivate it to work on the relevant fixes.
On Monday, Mr. Cuomo, who said he was "deeply concerned" about how the malfunction could be "used for immoral purposes," warned New Yorkers about the problem, which local media say affects devices using the iOS operating system. 12.1 or later.