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Facebook's Photo Flap

Facebook has made a small change in its developer API code designed to limit the unwanted spread of personal photos posted by its members. But some developers of popular Facebook applications are voicing their displeasure with the move.

The API change addressed an issue caused by the social networking site's settings, which exposed all of a user's photo albums, even if their profile had been set to limit visibility only to limited groups.

"Because it is not currently possible to reach these photos on the site without a direct link, we changed the behavior of the API to only show links to a user's albums when our Photos application does, which is even more restrictive than the album's privacy setting," Facebook's Matt Trainer said on the site's