Facebook Reveals Yet Another Privacy Breach, May Have Exposed Private Pictures Of 6 Million Users
Despite its many promises to secure the privacy of its users, Facebook announced that a security glitch may have let third-party apps have access to the private photos of as many as 6.8 million users during a 12-day period in September, notes CBS News.
Facebook said the privacy breach may include pictures that were never fully uploaded to the platform (Facebook keeps a copy of the initial attempt in case the user wants to upload it later) and pictures privately posted.
Facebook claimed that it detected the bug and fixed it on Sept. 25, but one of its engineering directors, Tomer Bar, said the social media giant was working to address the problem:
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.
(Source: CBS News, Photo Credit: PBS)