Facebook's bug bounty program has given more than $1M to researchers in 51 countries


Facebook has tapped into the power of crowdsourcing to make the site a safer place and reward researchers willing to help it out to that end.

The social network shelled out more than $1 million over the past couple years to 329 people in 51 countries who reported security problems with the site. The youngest was 13 years old. A couple of those researchers went on to work for the tech giant’s security branch.

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