Listen: Facetime, Apple, Developer discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Rid of them. Because it's like it's like so much else in the news. It's being amplified. It's being hyped in. It's it's scaring people into thinking that everybody's spying on them. Nobody has any privacy. I just I I recall at at what the media has become it's just it's one crisis. It's one fearmongering episodes scaremongering episode after another let me ask you a question. Lows of you. How many of you a us group FaceTime group FaceTime is new it was just turned on and made active is an issue late last year group FaceTime on your iphone on your ipad. And we'll throw the MAC in. Although. You can you can you can have conversation up to thirty two different people at the same time. How many of you have implemented group FaceTime? It's it's it's built in. So you have to do after you connect with somebody else. Then you add another and add another how many of you have used it. Okay. Probably not all that many. But some of you have next thing next question. How many of you when using group FaceTime and yourself to the conversation answer zero you're already in it. When you initiate the FaceTime. How many of you were going to go back and ask yourself? The answer is none of you on your own. Well, that's what you have to do to trigger the bug. A fourteen year old kid discovered. It told apple about it a week before apple acknowledged that. That's a whole nother thing. I'll get to here in just a second. So here's the bug. You initiate a group FaceTime, call by calling somebody? And then you add yourself. And before they even answer you can hear them on their iphone. But you have to ask yourself to the call. Nobody is going to add themselves to the call until they learn about this. Like, if you're gonna FaceTime, your mom your face. Facetime, your mom. That's it. You're not going to go at yourself. You're already there. But you have to ask yourself before the person you're calling answers in order for their phone to be activated. So you can hear what they're saying. Apple has turned group. Facetime off you cannot do the bug. They're in the process of fixing it a software update later this week. They say that's gonna fix this. It's not a major deal. It by itself. It is. But. I can tell you of all the times use FaceTime. I never had myself to it. I'm already there. I'm the guy originating it, and you have to be the originator here. So you put in the name or number of the person, you're face timing works here audio and or video and then immediately at yourself. And for some reason that then activated the phone of the person you recalling before they even answered it. So you can hear what they were saying if they were saying anything, and you can see what they were doing if they were doing anything. But the moment they answered and then all that ended. So you had what five or ten seconds? Maybe. Of spying on people. But there's no way. You stumble across this except this fourteen year old kid did because they're always playing around with things. So here's the next phase of this. The fourteen year old kidneys mom, get hold of apple support. And they said this is a week ago. And they tell them you got a problem here, and they demonstrated now the person on the other end at apple thinks he's talking to a couple of plebe dimwitted. Don't know what they're talking about tells them to do he tells this woman who is not a techie. Well, you have to set up a developer account before you can report a bug. She says what? Yeah. You have to go to the developer page it costs ninety nine dollars a year, and you have to set up a developer account. And then submit what apple calls a radar bugged. I am certain that this guy at tech support never thought. This woman would was a way of getting rid of her. It's attack is the most amazing thing that the people that design it and use it think most of us don't don't know four percent about it. And so whatever problem we report to them. They think it's our stupidity and ignorance, and they take very little of it seriously unless you actually walk into an apple store in show them the problem. But if you're just doing this with phone calls and emails. The woman did it. The woman actually set up the developer account and filed a bug report and send a video demonstrating the bug. And then apple went into gear yesterday. I don't know if that tech support guy got demoted if he's still there. But I know exactly how this works. Here's here's a woman from wherever she was from my fourteen year old son just found something that if he adds himself to pay time colleague, we can hear the people were calling before they answer the guy. He has his right lady. Right. Right. So I have to keep putting up with these idiots on the phone. Why am I doing tech support? Okay. Maybe here's what you do. You gotta go to our developer page. What's dad? I don't know. What a developer is. Well, you gotta get it. Here's a web developer set up a developer account, and then you can file radar what what's a radar. Well, it's it's how we call bug reports to submit a video fill out the form. Submitting one of these radar reports FOX is a rather involve process with evidence and videos and still shots and Audio's little to dump document, demonstrate whatever bug your report. Well, this woman did it. I'm sure the guy on the phone never thought. So anyway, apple head to take it for what it is. And once the tech blogs got hold of this. Then everybody found out about the bog and everybody started using the bug. But. But. Other than that. Nobody would ever have known an existing because nobody is going to add themselves. Do facetime. Call. Some people might do it by accident. And then if they heard the person on the other neighbor calling before the other person answered they're not gonna think anything's off about it will they they'll think it's odd, but they're not gonna bug and it just let it go. But this fourteen year old kid knew something was not right here told his mom, and they followed it down. So now apple is fixing it. And the embarrassing for apple is that they have staked their claim to privacy of all the other phone manufacturers all ever tech companies via Facebook and Twitter. Apple big banner advertisement at the show in Las Vegas in January. What happens on your iphone stays on your iphone? Al apparently, not in a group FaceTime calls, but it's nothing to panic about folks are gonna fix it. It's going to be up and running get rid of it. They say by the end of the week. It's not something that you would have discovered in normal usage of your ipad or iphone. But apple in the media is like conservatives in the Republican party is in the media win effort. There is an opportunity to blow them up. The media is on the case. And blow it up and amplify. It and scare people is exactly what's going on here. But there are hardly has any reason to ever panic over any of these privacy bugs these security bugs because they all get patched eventually the audit. And nobody is. Is is like I can't say nobody. But I'm I'm sure the people of apple or not trying to follow you calling aunt Mabel. And wanting to hear what aunt Mabel says before she answers your call. Nothing against and maple. Just better things to do out there with your time than than than follow your installed base around is they're using your devices. But you know, I still I run into people that will not will not give up the home button. They will not get a new ten series phone because they don't like face. I d- just don't trust. It. No matter what you tell them. And I. Do it. It's not really a picture. It's a three d map. It stays on your phone. It doesn't go anywhere. Nobody else can use it would've sleep somebody gives you the by room. Can they can they can they get my phone and pointed at me, and wait, and you wait for footnote your eyes have to be open. You have to really believe that. Well. I think I know what it is. I I do think that there's a lot of muscle memory of familiarity with the home button. Ten years. People don't want to give it up. It just face. I d I don't know. It makes me feel a lot of people think they're ugly to let's be honest. A lot of people think they're ugly and don't want things based on their face. A lot of people have self image problems, as you well know, you might face what's going to be. And there are some people that won't even use the fingerprint ID, they'll manually enter their four or six digit code every time they unlike the because they don't trust any of these. Unlocking features these security features. But on the on the face. I face time you can't implement now because apple has shut that down group. Facetime has been deactivated won't come back up until they've got this bug fixed. Okay. That's that take a brief timeout will continue with much more right after this.."