The amount of hot water Facebook has found itself in regarding Cambridge Analytica scandal is immense. Today and tomorrow, Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify in front of Congress in regards to what the company did and ways personal data is used.
While all of that is going on, Facebook has introduced the Data Abuse Bounty program. In it, those that report data abuse will be rewarded generously with no limits to earning.
For example, if someone has proof or knowledge about an app that’s violating Facebook’s terms of service by collecting and transferring people’s data to a third-party, whether for scams, political influence or for money, they can notify Facebook through this program. If it turns out that the tip helps stop abuse, Facebook will “shut down the offending app and take legal action against the company selling or buying the data, if necessary.”
What’s in it for you is the question you might be asking yourself. Well, the person who reported the tip will get paid. Here are the details: the reward can be as high as $40,000, and Facebook says that there is no maximum payout. If you’re interested, you can read more about the Data Abuse Bounty Program on Facebook’s website.