Facebook Photo Bug May Have Affected 6.8M Users

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Published on December 14, 2018 - Duration: 01:01s
The apps had access to some users' photos for a 12 day span in September.

Facebook Photo Bug May Have Affected 6.8M Users

Facebook is apologizing after a bug allowed third-party apps to access potentially millions of users' photos without their permission.

The social media giant  announced in a post  Friday, that as many as 6.8 million users may have been affected.

From Sep.

13 to the 25, the bug may have given as many as 1,500 apps access to users photos that weren't usually accessible.

Facebook says it potentially included images users posted to their stories, as well as photos users uploaded, but decided not to post.

Facebook says it keeps a copy of those uploaded images in case users want to post it later.

This is just the latest privacy scandal Facebook has been involved with this year.

In September, Ireland's data protection regulator  launched an investigation  into the social network after a  security breach  affected nearly 30 million accounts.

And earlier this year, the company revealed millions of users' information was shared without consent with research firm  Cambridge Analytica .  Facebook said on Friday it will notify all users impacted by the latest bug.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN . 

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