These apps were authorized to see a limited set of users’ photos, but a bug allowed them to see pictures they weren’t granted access to. These included photos from people’s stories as well as photos that people uploaded but never posted (because Facebook saved a copy anyway).
I think the more and more people get off the platform, the more these "leaks" will happen. They are not leaks. They are selling this shit imo. They are struggling to stay afloat. Calling it a leak is via a bug is just a way to distance themselves.
Every time I see shit like this I always say I’ve had it but how else in the world am I gonna stay in contact with family and relatives? Everyone uses Facebook. It’s not like I can get every relative to join some privacy minded social network or app. Avoiding Facebook is like trying to find a YouTube alternative. There is fucking none.
Just remember, anything you post online is no longer private no matter what the platform is telling you. Also, once you post something online, it's there forever. These are two assumptions you should always keep in the back of your mind when using the internet.
A bit off-topic, but it seems like there's been absolutely massive negative coverage of facebook since the cambridge analytica debacle. Was it just that fewer people were interested when something bad was reported about facebook and now people want to know what the latest fuck-up is, or was the press afraid to go after them in the past due to their ability to influence online traffic? Or did some other tech companies smell blood in the water and want to create more space for themselves by promoting negative coverage of FB?
I mean, there's a very good chance they have access to all the data your account is connected to. Not just whatever's on your account. Deleting it probably won't delete it from their servers, and any site where you use "Login with Facebook" is effectively granting them access to your data on that site as well. Even if it says it doesn't, that really doesn't mean much when they also said that they gave a damn about your privacy and then went and sold your data for a quick million. Not using your "Login with Facebook" and stopping using anything Facebook owns is a good start to stopping your data from getting caught up in any leaks by or being sold by Facebook.
6.8 million users, probably one or two devs happened upon this and logged it as an issue.
I can pretty safely say they didn't see you or your cats more than whats already available on your public profile.