Facebook introduces new ‘Data Abuse Program’ that pays to find apps misusing data

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With Facebook still trying to recover from the Cambridge Analytica ordeal, the social networking giant has been working furiously to show the public that it does, in fact, value user privacy. The latest measure comes in the form of a new data abuse bounty that will offer users tens of thousands of dollars for information involving instances of data abuse.

Similar to the bug bounty programs that many tech giants have, Facebook's data abuse bounty will reward users who can pinpoint examples of apps on the Facebook platform that collect and transfer "people’s data to another party to be sold, stolen or used for scams or political influence." The cash reward for each report will vary depending on the scope of the breach, though the company notes that it has paid out as much as $40,000 under its bug bounty program.

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