Hackers, Facebook will now reward you for this as well

NEW DELHI: The social networking giant Facebook has been embroiled in the recent Cambridge data scandal. The company has been slapped with lawsuits and many of the popular brands such as Tesla, Playboy and other have deactivated their respective Facebook accounts.

The company is now taking measures to mend the damage done and is also working on improving its privacy settings. In order to further strengthen the security of its users, Facebook will expand its bug bounty program. The company initially started the program in order to find out the vulnerabilities which enable the hackers to attack the social network, however, it will now incorporate the third party apps that misuse the data of its users.

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 In an official blog post, Facebook said, “Facebook’s bug bounty program will expand so that people can also report to us if they find misuses of data by app developers. We are beginning work on this and will have more details as we finalize the program updates in the coming weeks.”

Facebook offers about $100,000 to researchers who find out technical flaws on the websites.

Recently, it was discovered that Facebook tracks its users online and also collect their personal information which even includes the text messages and the call logs. Three users of the Facebook Messenger have filed lawsuits against the company for violating their privacy.

In case you want to prevent Facebook from tracking your online activity then Mozilla Firefox has a solution for you. The company has created a new extension called Facebook Container. The browser extension creates a blue coloured browser tab which isolates your Facebook session with other activities on the web. This will make it difficult for Facebook to keep a track of users’ online activities.

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