>> Facebook announcing Friday it discovered a bug that allowed third-party apps broad access to user's photos, even photos users uploaded but chose not to post. 6.8 million users may have been affected by the bug in as many as 1,500 different apps. The third-party apps may have gained access to a wider set of photos than usual for 12 days, from September 13th through September 25th.
The bug also exposed Facebook stories and photos on Marketplace, Facebook's e-commerce site. Facebook said it has fixed the issue. The bug is the latest in a string of privacy problems the tech giant disclosed this year, including the massive Cambridge Analytica data scandal in April, and a data breach of nearly 30 million accounts in October.
Facebook shares have fallen 33% from a high of $217 in July.