Facebook Says Bug Exposed 6.8M Users' Private Photos

By Allison Grande (December 14, 2018, 9:08 PM EST) -- Facebook disclosed Friday that a software bug permitted as many as 1,500 apps to access private photos that more than 6.8 million users uploaded but didn't post to their timelines or authorize to be shared with third parties.

In a post on Facebook's developer community, Engineering Director Tomer Bar explained that an application programming interface, or API, bug discovered by the social media giant's internal security team opened the door for some third-party app developers to access a broader set of photos than users had permitted during a 12-day period in mid-September. 

According to Bar, Facebook typically only gives app developers...

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