Recently, a 14-year-old teenage boy, Grant Thompson, discovered a major bug while using FaceTime on his iPhone. He was able to eavesdrop on his friend even before he answered the FaceTime call. Thompson was able to do this by adding a second call on FaceTime enabling him to see and hear the first caller, without them being on the call. The bug was named FacePalm and went viral after Thompson’s mother, who is a lawyer, contacted Apple and they delayed a response to the fix the bug. After recent scares of privacy matters in the tech world, you would think Apple would rush to fix this major security breach of a bug. It turns out that there are many bugs in big tech firms that slip through the cracks and get sold on the black market for hundreds of thousands of dollars to even millions. The black market for bugs allows governments, defense contractors and cybercriminals to access the bug and utilize it to spy on peoples devices without their knowledge. In response to this market tech companies created bounty programs which allow hackers to turn in the bug discovery and in return get a monetary reward. Apple has created its own bounty program, being one of the last to do so, paying up to $200,000 to hackers who turn in discovered flaws. However, their program isn’t successful because of their slow response to reports and hackers abilities to get triple the amount from the black market. It’s terrifying to know that such a bug existed and could have been sold to the black market jeopardizing our privacy because Apple was slow in responding to the flaw.