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14-year-old warned Apple about FaceTime bug for an entire week

An Arizona teen and his mom repeatedly warned Apple about a glitch — which allowed FaceTime users to spy on each other — for more than a week before the company finally yanked the software, according to a report Tuesday. Michele Thompson and her 14-year-old son, Grant, discovered the privacy-invading bug in FaceTime video-chat software on Jan. 20 and reported it to the company, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Short of smoke signals, I was trying every method that someone could use to get a hold of someone at Apple,” said Thompson, 43, of Tucson. The pair called, emailed and faxed the firm to report the glitch, which allowed users to listen in on people they had called — even when that person didn’t pick up, accordi ...