Earlier this week, people lost their thoughts about the latest Apple iOS update allowing FaceTime users trying to make group video calls to see and hear the person at the other end of the line, even if they didn't answer the call .
On Monday, Apple said it was aware of the problem and disabled FaceTime's group notification feature ̵
It escalated quickly.
Larry D. Williams II, a solo practitioner in Texas, claims he found out the FaceTime bug on Sunday and that he was "Undergoing a private deposit with a client when the defective product breach is allowed for admission of a private deposit. " (Mind you, Williams doesn't go as far as actually claiming to have received or missed a FaceTime call, but only what the FaceTime error could have all caused is such "unsolicited interception" in the first place.)
Courthouse News Service has details of the FaceTime trial Williams filed:
"Essentially, the product converts a person's personal iPhone into a microphone that can be answered by an unknown third party to listen and record its most intimate conversation without consent," says the trial of Larry D. Williams II.
Apple closed its FaceTime servers on Monday night to fix the problem.
Williams – represented by another Houston lawyer, James Mattox III – claims that the bay was not intrusive, but Apple did not alert or warn the public about the issues associated with iOS update 12.1 and its "inability to resist its normal and intended use. "  Here is our favorite part of the complaint, which seems to have been taken directly from an unwanted personal injury template:
Williams is seeking punishment for women against Apple and up to 100 John Doe prosecutors for numerous claims, including product liability, negligence, breach of warranty and fraudulent misleading.
You know what would help lawyer Williams with all the emotional trauma he experienced from the possible hypothetical situation alleged in his complaint? A quick settlement. We hope that lawyers from what the Biglaw company represents Apple in this case read this so they can hurry with their payout.
Apple Sued Over FaceTime Interception Error [Courthouse News Service]
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