Facebook API

Facebook announced that a flaw in its application programming interface (API) may have allowed photos from 6.8 million accounts to be accessed by unauthorized third-parties. While these applications received user permissions to access Facebook photos, they are ordinarily restricted to content published on the user’s Timeline; however, from September 13 through September 25, this permission extended to other sections of the user’s profile, such as Marketplace, Facebook Stories, and photos the user uploaded but never published. Facebook estimates that 1,500 apps from 876 developers could have accessed the image content during this time. Potentially impacted users will be notified via Facebook.