Facebook data leak allowed apps broader access to 6.8 million users' photos

  Facebook data leak allowed apps broader access to 6.8 million users' photos

It looks just like the year could not finish while not yet another Facebook scandal. this point round the company has come clean about discovering a bug in its photo API that allowed apps to access unposted photos from 6.8 million accounts.

  The bug affected those that used Facebook Login and granted permission to third-party apps to access their photos. the problem has been fastened but thanks to the bug some apps could have had access to "a broader set of photos" than meant, for a amount of 12 days between September thirteen and september 25.

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  The bug gave 876 developers of up to 1,500 apps access to photos of 6.8 million users. normally these will solely see the photos that people share on their timeline, however in the aforementioned amount they were also able to access different photos, like those shared on Marketplace or Facebook Stories, still as photos uploaded to Facebook but not denote on an account's timeline.
The only apps affected by this bug were ones that Facebook approved to access the photos API which people had authorized to access their photos. therefore it is not as bad as apps seeing your pictures without your consent, but it will mean that apps could have seen a lot of photos than they should have - or than you knew they would.

  Facebook says it's sorry this happened and next week it'll be rolling out tools for app developers which will enable them to see which people using their app may be wedged. the company can work with those developers to delete the photos. additionally, if your account was stricken by this bug you'll be notified via Associate in Nursing alert on Facebook, {which will|which can|which is able to} direct you to a help Center link wherever you will be able to see if you have used any of those apps.
The social network also recommends that you just log into any app with that you've shared your photos to check that pictures it's access to.