Apple turned off on Tuesday the FaceTime application to communicate via video after users reported an error that allowed people who say they activate the microphone of another user remotely.
The error was demonstrated through videos broadcast on the internet and was reported this week in technology blogs. Apple's online support page reported that there was a technical problem with the application and that Facetime Group "is temporarily unavailable."
The reports indicated that the error could allow an iPhone user to call another Apple phone through Group FaceTime to listen to the other phone, although the receiver did not accept the call.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement warning people about the error and urging people to turn off the application until Apple solves the problem.
New York / AP