Get this crazy coincidence, guys!
On the same day that Mark Zuckerberg is headed to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers ahead of his congressional testimony, Facebook announced a new initiative for rooting out external abusers of the Facebook platform and users’ data. Whoa!
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Facebook introduced a “Data Abuse Bounty” program on Monday. It will offer up to $40,000 to vigilante Facebook sleuths who find “a company that violates our Terms of Services in a manner that creates a privacy risk.” Essentially, Facebook is harnessing the power of its users to find the next Cambridge Analytica — before it blows up into a month-long, Congressional testimony-prompting, #DeleteFacebook-inspiring mess. What a commitment to data privacy Facebook’s showing these days! Read more…
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