Amidst all the news around social network Facebook’s CEO Mark Z. testifying before the US Senate comes the news that FB has launched a data abuse bounty program to ask its users to help it find companies using unauthorized data.
The network said it was willing to pay anything from US $500 to $40,000 for substantiated cases.
Only Facebook is included in the program at this time, not other platforms like Instagram.
In the scope of the program it has mentioned the following:
To be eligible for a reward the situation must involve:
- More than 10,000 Facebook users.
- Definitive abuse of data. Not just collection.
- A case we were not already aware of or actively investigating.
Explicitly out of scope scenarios:
- Malware or mass-scale tricking of users to install apps.
- Scenarios where social engineering is a major component.
- Non-Facebook cases (ex: Instagram).