From the Morning Memo:

State officials on Wednesday launched an investigation into a bug on Apple’s FaceTime app that enabled spying on users.

The company has signaled it was aware of the problem a week before the issue became public and consumers were alerted.

The investigation is one of the first examples of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James working together on an issue since she took office at the start of the new year.

“New Yorkers deserve to know that their phones are safe and cannot be used against them,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“In the wake of this egregious bug that put the privacy of New Yorkers at risk, I support this investigation by the Attorney General into this serious consumer rights issue and direct the Division of Consumer Protection to help in any way possible. We need a full accounting of the facts to confirm businesses are abiding by New York consumer protection laws and to help make sure this type of privacy breach does not happen again.”

Part of the investigation will include the state’s Consumer Protection division accepting complaints related to the security breach for FaceTime.

“New Yorkers shouldn’t have to choose between their private communications and their privacy rights,” James said.

“This FaceTime breach is a serious threat to the security and privacy of the millions of New Yorkers who have put their trust in Apple and its products over the years. My office will be conducting a thorough investigation into Apple’s response to the situation, and will evaluate the company’s actions in relation to the laws set forth by the State of New York. We must use every tool at our disposal to ensure that consumers are always protected.”