Tag Archives: Privacy

Facebook Photo API Bug Exposed Users’ Unpublished Photos

Facebook Photo API Bug Exposed Users’ Unpublished Photos

A bug in Facebook’s photo API may have exposed up to 6.8 million users’ photos to app developers, the company announced on Friday. Facebook said that normally, when a user gives permission for an app to get at their Facebook photos, the developers are only supposed to get access to photos that are posted onto

Twitter Fixes Bug that lets Unauthorized Apps Get Access to Direct Messages

Back in 2013, the OAuth keys and secrets that official Twitter apps use to access users’ Twitter accounts were disclosed in a post to Github… a leak that meant that authors didn’t need to get their app approved by Twitter to access the Twitter API. Years later, the chickens are still coming home to roost:

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