The bug gave access to timeline photos, Facebook stories, Marketplace photos and even the photos uploaded by users on Facebook that they never meant to share.
As well as letting developers access photos on a user's timeline, it gave them access to photos posted in Stories and Marketplace, among other features.
"We're sorry this happened", the company said on Friday, in a blog targeted at developers who build apps for its platform.
Photos that users have uploaded to their respective social media accounts but did not finish posting could have been accessed by the third party apps, Bar said. It said it would notify users whose photos might have been affected. Cambridge Analyticaearlier this year revealed that the social networking site gathered data of tens of millions of people from the United States years back. If you may have been affected, Facebook will present you with a notification in its app along with a list of apps that may have had incorrect access to your photos. However, it doesn't appear you'll be able to actually do anything pertaining to the situation once you see that info - it's essentially Facebook saying, "Your photos may have been compromised, these are the companies which may have seen them".
Meadows Out of the Running as Trump’s Chief of Staff
He is now head of the Office of Management and Budget and for a time simultaneously led the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau . As head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), he has experience working with Trump and his top aides at the White House.
Turkey risks clash with United States forces at Syrian border
The area is home to some 15,000 people, including 2,000 ISIS gunmen who fought back with counteroffensives and suicide attacks. Although the SDF said it now controlled Hajin, it also reported that clashes with Isis fighters continued inside the town.
If you've been following Facebook in the news this year, you know that 2018 has been a particularly challenging year for the company, as it continues to face scrutiny over its user data management practices.
In January, Wired reported that a bug in Facebook's ad-targeting tools allowed advertisers to gain Facebook users' phone numbers from their email address and even allowed gave advertisers access to the phone numbers of users that visited a particular web page.
Facebook told Gizmodo in an email that the incident resulted from an error in a code update to the photo API between September 13 and September 25, adding that it found and fixed the bug on September 25.
The bug isn't as damning as some of its other scandals but it's not exactly a good look, either. This time around the company has come clean about discovering a bug in its photo API that allowed apps to access unposted photos from 6.8 million accounts. We'll see how things shake out.
Boylen has chose to drop Parker from his regular rotation, ESPN's Malika Andrews reported Thursday, citing sources. He's shooting 43.8 percent from 3-point range in seven games since being obtained from Cleveland on November 29.
Rudy Gay scored 21 points and DeMar DeRozan and Marco Belinelli added 14 apiece as six Spurs players scored in double figures. The Houston Rockets are averaging 109 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting.
According to Qualcomm, the patents allow people to edit and resize photos on a phone and to manage apps by using a touchscreen. After using Qualcomm and Intel modems in iPhones for years, Apple might be finally looking to build its own modems.
The Mariners also receive a compensatory draft pick, a competitive balance B selection, which would be the 77th overall pick. He hit 38 home runs in 2017 and a year ago he hit.246/.336/.474 with 32 home runs and 107 RBI.
Looming over the tech industry is the possibility of government regulation meant to protect people's data. The exchange set the social media on fire, making " idiot " one of the most trending stories of the day.
Is that where they're going with this? If they did, the judge could toss out the entire case and dismiss the charge he's facing. The defendant deserves credit for accepting responsibility in a timely fashion and substantially assisting the government.
The YouTuber posted a romantic photo with dance partner Diane after the Strictly Come Dancing final this weekend. The caption reads: "I may not have won the glitter ball, but I've won something a million times more special".
The talented star earned a black belt in Choi Kwang-Do martial arts at the age of 12 and was a jazz singer while still in school. And considering that pageantry is still a good platform for her cause, Catriona chose to enter the Binibining Pilipinas pageant.
May was unclear and non-committal on her stance in the event of a snap general election arising prior to that date. And Labour MPs branded her a "lame duck" PM because of her decision to pre-announce her departure.
Stunning: Geminids Meteor Shower illuminates the night sky
If this is your first rodeo with viewing meteor showers , Cook has some great advice on how to get the best viewing experience. The Doodle on Thursday follows the Geminids' path through Earth's atmosphere as it lights up the sky through a slideshow.
Trump denies directing lawyer to break law
This week, Trump said on Twitter that the payments were a "private transaction" and not at all related to the campaign. Why was Michael Cohen arrested? "He was very concerned about how this would affect the election", Cohen said.
Guardiola praises City for coming through tough test
The lively Kramaric went closer with a fine curling effort moments later but Ederson made a fine save to tip round the post. Hoffenheim finished bottom of the group, despite scoring 11 goals, to also miss out on dropping into the Europa League.
DHS: We Love Wall. Wall Good. Building Wall Quickly
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told "Fox & Friends" Wednesday it appears no Americans were killed or injured in the attack. But neither the White House nor the Mexicans mentioned any discussion of the border wall in readouts of the call.
Kyler Murray’s baseball agent says he won’t play football
Kyler Murray transferred to Oklahoma after his freshman season, sat out a season per transfer rules and then backed up Mayfield. This marks the first time since 1945-46 that different players from the same school won the award in back-to-back years.
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview
United have fitness doubts about a whole host of players, and both Alexis Sanchez and Marcos Rojo are definitely out. But Mourinho is loath to rank Jurgen Klopp's team above Liverpool's Champions League winners from 2005.