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Facebook warns 6.8 million users about photo bug

Up to 6.8 million people who uploaded their photos to Facebook may have shared more than they intended to because of an application program interface (API) bug.

'Currently, we believe this may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers,' Facebook said in a statement.

Facebook said the bug gave third-party app developers too much access to people's uploaded photos between 13-25 September 2018.

Potential victims of this breach will be notified by Facebook via an alert, which the social media company said would direct users to a Help Centre link where they'd be able to see if they'd used any apps affected by the bug.

Facebook also recommends users log into any apps with which they have shared their Facebook photos to check the permissions granted to the app developers.

December 14th, 2018