6.8 Million People’s Private Photos Exposed in Facebook Data Leak


Published On 12/14/2018 

According to Thrillist, Facebook has had a rough couple of years would be a spectacular understatement. The company has come under fire repeatedly for its role in helping spread fake news during the 2016 presidential election, allowing unwitting users’ data to be harvested by third parties for political purposes, and security breaches it’s been forced to own up to. Now, it has yet another mess on its hands: Up to 6.8 million users’ private photos may have been exposed due to a “bug.”

In a note posted on its developer blog Friday, Facebook acknowledged it recently discovered that the private photos of up to 6.8 million users may have been exposed to third party apps that weren’t supposed to see them, per TechCrunch report.

According to Digitpol, Open Source Investigations have already highlighted major issues and a likely GDPR matter. Investigators need to conduct a comprehensive investigation in line with authorities.

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