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Apple FaceTime Bug Lets Callers Hear & See You Before You’ve Even Answered

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A bug has been discovered on Apple’s FaceTime app that poses a major privacy breach for iPhone users, CNET reports. The bug essentially turns your iPhone into a hot mic by enabling someone calling another device via FaceTime to hear audio on the other end of the line before the recipient has picked up.

More alarming still, a follow-up piece via Buzzfeed revealed that it’s also possible to view video from a recipient’s front-facing camera before they have picked up the phone, should the person being called press their volume-down button. Of course, this would mean that if you were to screen an incoming call before deciding whether or not to answer, the caller would potentially know about it.

When news of the bug started raising alarm on Twitter, Apple released a statement to say that it is aware of the issue and has identified a fix that is due for release via a software update later this week. Since then, the company has marked group FaceTime temporarily unavailable on its system status page.

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PUMA Unveils Game-Changing Fit Intelligence Technology

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PUMA today announced its latest footwear technology. Dubbed Fit Intelligence (Fi), it is the successor to AutoDisc, which launched just two years prior.

According to the German sportswear giant Fi “is designed to automate, fine tune, and adjust performance fit for PUMA footwear.”

With Nike building on its auto-lacing technology with the Adapt BB and adidas forging ahead with its accelerated footwear production at its SPEEDFACTORY locations, PUMA looks to bring its own, game-changing technology to market.

The first Fi footwear to launch is a running shoe that employs a micromotor that powers a cable lacing system. Simply gesturing up or down on the forefoot Fi module tightens or loosens the lacing system. Additionally, it comes with a smart sensing capability that adapts to the shape of the foot of each wearer.

Using an app, sneakerheads can monitor, adjust, and fine tune their Fi-equipped footwear.

“We have created a product that speaks to the future of sport which is life in motion. It’s fast and changing all the time,” said Charles Johnson, PUMA’s Global Director of Innovation.

Fi is the latest step in PUMA’s continued attempt to push the boundaries of performance and lifestyle product. In 1968 PUMA debuted the first laceless sports shoe with Velcro™ straps and followed that up in 1991 with the first cable closure, seen on the PUMA Disc.