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Tucson boy who discovered Facetime bug receives award from Apple

Posted: 12:06 PM, Feb 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-08 14:08:13-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson boy who discovered a major Facetime bug is receiving an award from Apple.

Grant Thompson, 14, found a bug that let a Facetime user eavesdrop on someone else.

Last Friday, a high-level Apple executive flew to Tucson to meet with Grant.

Grant's mother says the family tried for a week to alert Apple about the flaw before going public.

Apple now says it'll make a gift toward his education.