Update: Apple released iOS 12.1.4 on February 7, 2019 to fix the FaceTime issue. FaceTime is now available at the Apple System Status page.
USA Today and the Washington Post have reported that some iPhone FaceTime users have been able to listen to people they are calling before the call is answered. FaceTime runs on iPhones and iPads running iOS 12.1 as well as Macs running macOS Mojave.
Apple is currently working on a fix for this security issue. FaceTime has been temporarily taken down as noted on the Apple System Status page.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. government agency that enforces federal consumer financial laws, publishes a list of companies that track data of U.S. consumers. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires companies to give consumers copies of their personal data reports. The CFPB also lists options on how to obtain a personal credit score.
Some of the more relevant companies on this list include:
LexisNexis has a free personal report available which shows data compiled from various public sources.
An online dispute can be filed with Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, and LexisNexis if there are errors in a credit file.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is hosting its annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 8th – 11th 2019 in Las Vegas.
Some of the future products that were displayed include:
A full list of new products introduced at CES 2019 may be found at www.ces.tech/Media/New-Product-Launches.aspx.