Facebook launches bounty programme for reports of data misuse by app developers

Chelsea Hornick-Becker of Avaaz.org holds a protest sign in front of dozens of cardboard cut-outs of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outside of the US Capitol Building in Washington April 10, 2018. — Reuters pic
Chelsea Hornick-Becker of Avaaz.org holds a protest sign in front of dozens of cardboard cut-outs of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outside of the US Capitol Building in Washington April 10, 2018. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, April 10 — Facebook Inc said today it is launching a “data abuse” bounty programme to reward people who report misuse of data by app developers.

The announcement comes ahead of two days of congressional hearings starting today, where Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will be asked how up to 87 million Facebook users’ data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

The programme will reward people with first-hand knowledge and evidence of a Facebook platform app collecting and transferring user data to another party to be sold, stolen or used for scams or political influence. — Reuters

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