Meta Adds Scraped Datasets, Scraping Bugs to Bounty Program

Over $2.3 million has been paid out to white hat researchers in 2021

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Meta is hoping white hat researchers turn their attention to data scraping, adding two areas of research along those lines to its Bug Bounty and Data Bounty programs.

The company said in a Newsroom post that it has awarded more than $2.3 million to researchers this year, from more than 46 countries, and it has received roughly 25,000 reports in total, issuing bounties on over 800.

Scraped datasets and scraping bugs have been added to Meta’s Bug Bounty and Data Bounty programs.

Meta said valid reports of scraped datasets will be rewarded in the form of a donation to the nonprofit chosen by the researcher, in order to ensure that scraping activity is not incentivized, and the company will match each bounty.




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