Facebook bug allowed 1,500 apps to access private photos


In December 2018 Facebook revealed that over a 12-day period in September a software bug may have wrongly allowed about 1,500 third-party apps to access 6.8 million users' photos, including some that people began uploading to the social network but didn't go on to finish posting. EPIC executive director Marc Rotenberg said the incident offered more evidence that Facebook has violated the terms of its 2011 agreement with the US Federal Trade Commission. In May, Facebook suspended some 200 games and other third-party apps on its site but declined to say why.


Writer: Tony Romm

Publication: Washington Post

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