Facebook’s latest privacy scandal: The private photos of millions of users were accidentally shared with 1,500 apps

Facebook’s latest privacy scandal: The private photos of millions of users were accidentally shared with 1,500 apps

  • Facebook said it found a bug that gave as many as 1,500 third-party apps access to the unposted Facebook photos of up to 6.8 million users.
  • The affected pictures include those posted on Facebook Stories and Facebook Marketplace, as well as those that were uploaded but never shared, Facebook said.
  • ”We’re sorry this happened,” Facebook said in a statement.

Facebook said on Friday in a developer-focused blog post that it had discovered a nasty bug in its photo software.

The bug allowed authorized app programmers to access photos that people had uploaded to Facebook but not publicly shared, as well as those posted on Facebook’s Marketplace software or Facebook Stories, the post said.

https://nordic.businessinsider.com/facebook-bug-exposed-millions-private-photos-to-third-party-apps-2018-12

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