Nov 6, 2019

Facebook reveals privacy flaw in Groups

Facebook says it has discovered a new privacy flaw on its platform that lets some app developers access data in Groups that they should not have. Facebook did not say how many members had been affected by the flaw. Like other social networks, Facebook provides an application programming interface that lets app developers connect their own creations to Facebook. In October, Facebook agreed to pay a £500,000 fine imposed by the UK's data protection watchdog, for its role in the scandal. Following the scandal, Facebook restricted access to many of its APIs, including the one that let app developers connect to Groups on the social network.

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