Facebook bug exposes 6.8 million users’ hidden photos to thousands of third-party apps

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Facebook has once again been hit by a major bug exposing the accounts of millions of users.

The bug gave third-party apps access to photos of up to 6.8 million users, though Facebook says the issue has now been fixed.

“We’re sorry this happened,” Facebook’s engineering director Tomer Bar wrote in a post detailing the bug.

“Early next week we will be rolling out tools for app developers that will allow them to determine which people using their app might be impacted by this bug. We will be working with those developers to delete the photos from impacted users.”

People affected by the bug will be notified by a Facebook alert, which will give more information about the issue.

“We are also recommending people log into any apps with which they have shared their Facebook photos to check which photos they have access to,” he said.

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