Apple deactivates watch feature

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Published: Jul. 11, 2019 at 1:57 PM EDT
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Apple says it's deactivated a feature on its Apple Watch to head off potential eavesdropping.

Apple says the issue is with the watch's "walkie talkie" feature.

The company's disabled it because they discovered a bug that could allow people to use the watch to listen to conversations through another person's iPhone.

The feature's only been around since "Watchos5" rolled out last September, but it'll remain disabled until Apple can release a fix for the bug.

The company says it's not aware that the vulnerability has been used against any customers.

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