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

It looks like the year couldn’t end without yet another Facebook scandal. This time around 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 people who used Facebook Login and granted permission to third-party apps to access their photos. The issue has been fixed but because of the bug some apps may have had access to “a broader set of photos” than intended, for a period of 12 days between September 13 and September 25.

The bug gave 876 developers of up to 1,500 apps access to…

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