Facebook Launches Data Abuse Bounty Program
According to CNBC website reported on April 11 that Facebook announced on Tuesday the launch of a rewards program to provide users up to $40,000 in rewards for finding data abuse cases on the Facebook platform. According to Facebook’s award program, the minimum reward is $500, and the reward for major discoveries can reach $40,000. This is the first time the technology industry has established such a data abuse award program.
“It will help us find the cases of data abuse not tied to security vulnerability. … This will cover both hemispheres, and help surface more cases like Cambridge Analytica so we can know about it first and take action,,” Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, said.