Facebook Expands Bug Bounty Amid Spiraling Privacy Scandal

    Date03 Apr 2018
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Amid a data privacy scandal that has blown up worldwide, Facebook has decided to make a few changes to “review developers' actions for evidence of misuse, implement additional measures to protect data, and give people more control of their information.” For one, the social network is expanding its bug bounty program to reward people for reporting misuses of data by app developers. Details are as yet scant, but the change seems apropos given the revelations that Cambridge Analytica was able to scrape private user data on 50 million Americans using an internecine path around convoluted terms of service, Facebook login loopholes and an obsolete API that the platform made available up until 2014.
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