0
Broadband

Facebook to offer rewards for reporting app misuse of personal data

Tuesday 10 April 2018 | 17:16 CET | News
Always wanted to know everything about the Dutch Telecoms market? Then the online Masterclass Introduction Dutch Telecom market is for you! Please enroll here!
Facebook has launched another effort to stem the abuse of personal data on the social network, offering rewards to people who report any misuse of data by app developers. Inspired by the usual 'bug bounty' programmes to detect security vulnerabilities, the Data Abuse Bounty programme will pay cash to people with first-hand knowledge and proof of cases where a Facebook platform app collects and transfers people's data to another party to be sold, stolen or used for scams or political influence. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook
Countries: World
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Facebook chief security officer resigns

Published 02 Aug 2018 10:40 CET | World
Facebook's chief security officer Alex Stamos announced on the social network that he will leave the company from 17 ...

Facebook profit jumps 63% in Q1, grows to 2.2 bln monthly users

Published 25 Apr 2018 22:57 CET | World
Facebook reported a strong increase in sales and earnings in the first quarter, with growth rates accelerating from the previous ...

Italy launches probe into Facebook data use

Published 11 Apr 2018 12:00 CET | Italy
Italian antitrust watchdog AGCM has launched a preliminary investigation into Facebook's methods of collecting and using personal ...

Facebook komt met beloningsstelsel voor melden datamisbruik

Published 11 Apr 2018 09:03 CET | World
Facebook heeft nieuwe inspanningen verricht om misbruik van persoonlijke data te voorkomen. Voortaan krijgen mensen die misbruik ...

Facebook Express Wi-Fi data privacy raises concerns in Kenya

Published 10 Apr 2018 11:38 CET | Kenya | Update: 16 Apr 2018 08:47 CET
Facebook, which is facing widespread international protest over its data mining and consumer data protection methods, may have ...

Facebook CEO to apologise in testimony to Congress

Published 10 Apr 2018 08:47 CET | United States
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to apologise for the recent problems at the social network when he gives testimony to a US ...

Facebook 'improperly shared' data of 2.7 mln EU citizens

Published 06 Apr 2018 13:46 CET | Europe
The European Commission has confirmed that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica obtained the personal information of 2.7 ...

Facebook under probe in Australia in Cambridge Analytica case

Published 05 Apr 2018 09:09 CET | Australia
Facebook revealed more than 300,000 Australians may have had their private data used without their knowledge. Acting Information ...

Facebook says most users affected by personal data scraping scheme

Published 05 Apr 2018 08:33 CET | World
Facebook has released further details on possible abuse of personal information on the social network, saying most users may have ...

Facebook to phase out third-party data targeting, pause app review

Published 29 Mar 2018 10:04 CET | World
Facebook has announced the closure of "Partner Categories", a product enabling advertisers to use information from third-party ...

Facebook updates privacy settings, plans new terms of service

Published 28 Mar 2018 13:50 CET | World
Facebook has confirmed an overhaul in privacy settings on the social network in order to make it easier for users to control ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

19 Oct Capacity Europe 2020
21 Oct Ericsson Q3 2020
21 Oct Telenor Q3 2020
21 Oct DNA Q3 2020
21 Oct Netgear Q3 2020
21 Oct Crown Castle Q3
21 Oct Telia Q3 2020
21 Oct Verizon Q3 2020
22 Oct Rogers Q3 2020
22 Oct STMicroelectronics Q3 2020
22 Oct VeriSign Q3 2020
22 Oct Verimatrix Q3 2020
22 Oct Econocom Q3 2020
22 Oct AT&T Q3 2020
22 Oct Limelight Networks Q3 2020
22 Oct Nordic Entertainment Q3 2020
22 Oct Intel Q3 2020
23 Oct Doro Q3 2020
23 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2020
23 Oct Airtel Africa H1 results
26 Oct Alphabet Q3 2020
26 Oct Twilio Q3 2020
26 Oct Harmonic Q3 2020
26 Oct CCW Europe 2020
27 Oct Microsoft fiscal Q1
27 Oct A10 Networks Q3 2020
27 Oct Juniper Networks Q3 2020
27 Oct Siminn Q3 2020
27 Oct Sequans Communications Q3 2020
27 Oct Telefonica Brasil Q3 2020
::: More Calendar Items