Facebook Rolls Out Data Abuse Bounty Program

The Hill reports:

Facebook on Tuesday officially launched a program to reward users for reporting “data abuse” on its platform. The move comes as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid scrutiny over the controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that Facebook says improperly obtained data on potentially 87 million of its users.

The “Data Abuse Bounty” will reward people who report misuse of Facebook data by app developers with a sum of money determined by the “impact” of the report, Facebook said Tuesday. The new program mirrors Facebook’s already existent bug bounty program, which rewards security researchers who successfully report security flaws on Facebook or any of its sister platforms.