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Irish regulator probes Facebook after it discloses bug

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An Irish regulator said on Friday it had launched an investigation into Facebook Inc after the company disclosed a bug that may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches.
(Reuters) – An Irish regulator said on Friday it had launched an investigation into Facebook Inc ( FB. O) after the company disclosed a bug that may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches.
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission said in a statement that it was investigating Facebook to determine whether it had complied with strict new European Union privacy rules in its response to a number of breaches, including the bug that exposed private photos. The new rules took effect in May.
Facebook representatives could not immediately be reached for comment on the probe.
The company had disclosed the issue earlier on Friday, saying the bug had allowed some 1,500 software apps to access private photos for 12 days ending Sept.

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