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Facebook Pays Up To $40,000 for Finding Data-Abusive Apps

Written by TechNadu Staff
Last updated July 12, 2021

To help users not to lose their data anymore, Facebook comes up with a new 'Data Abuse Bounty' program which helps them to find the app that tries to sell or buy the user data on their platform. Those who find any existence of such data abuse applications on Facebook can report this to the company's team with a proof to get a reward of up to $40,000.

This Data Abuse Bounty program is almost identical to the bug bounty program which allows the platform to collect the information about applications that run against their terms and policies. Facebook has taken several steps to secure the user data recently and this program is a part of it.

Facebook's security action steps

Furthermore, Facebook plans to reward each legitimate report that they receive. They'll first review all the reports and investigate the targeted app for the data abuse. In case they confirm the data abuse, Facebook will abruptly drop the offending app from their platform and take legal action against the app.

Keep in mind, the reward is based on the impact of each report. If the person finds a huge bug, then they'll be rewarded up to $40,000.



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