Facebook rolls out $40K user data abuse bounty ahead of Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony

April 10, 2018

Ahead of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony today, Facebook has rolled out a number of product updates — including a bounty hunting program of up to $40,000 for user data violations — meant to address (and blunt) the criticism he’s likely to face.

The bounties start at $500, according to a report by CNBC, and will be awarded if certain conditions are met.

First announced amid a slew of updates Zuckerberg offered up in March as the scandal around abuse of user data by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica was first coming to light, the new bounty program is modeled off of Facebook’s attempts to combat hackers with a $1 million bounty.

Read More on Tech Crunch