Facebook said today it may have exposed private photos of millions of users without their permission.
In a post on its “Developer News” page, the social media giant said a bug allowed third-party app developers to access photos people may not have publicly shared.
Up to nearly 7 million Facebook users may have been affected.
The time frame when user private photos may have been accessible was during a 12-day period in September.
During that time, user photos could have been accessed by 1,500 apps built by 876 developers.
“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,” the company posted. “We will also notify the people potentially impacted by this bug via an alert on Facebook.”