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Facebook launches bounty programme for reports of data misuse by app developers

April 10, 2018 3:36 PM
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Chelsea Hornick-Becker of holds a protest sign in front of dozens of cardboard cut-outs of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outside of the US Capitol Building in Washington April 10, 2018. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, April 10 — Facebook Inc said today it is launching a “data abuse” bounty programme to reward people who report misuse of data by app developers.

The announcement comes ahead of two days of congressional hearings starting today, where Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will be asked how up to 87 million Facebook users’ data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.


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