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Dealmaster: Take up to $40 off Amazon Fire TV streamers, Kindles, and Fire tablets

14 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we have another round of deals to share. Every now and then, Amazon will drop the price on a collection of its Fire TV media streamers, Fire tablets, and Kindle e-readers, and today is one of those days.
Many of these discounts require you to be a Prime subscriber, but if you're one of the millions who already pays Amazon for expedited shipping, you can grab a Fire HD 8, the cheap tablet to beat these days, for $55. Or pick up a Kindle Paperwhite-generally considered the best e-reader for most-for $80. That's good for $25 and...
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Facebook Announces $40,000 Bounty For Data Misuse Reports

Facebook Announces $40,000 Bounty For Data Misuse Reports

14 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

The next step in Facebook's strategy to regain the trust of its users following the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal is the announcement of a $40,000 bounty. The world's largest social network has launched this “data abuse” bounty program through which it will reward those who report misuse of user data by app developers. Facebook timed the announcement of this bounty program before the start of its CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress on the data misuse scandal.
People who report cases of data misuse by app developers stand to make anywhere from $500 to $40,000. They...
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Facebook launches Data Abuse Bounty with rewards of up to $40,000

14 days ago   |   By Beta News

With at least 87 million Facebook users affected by the data abuse by Cambridge Analytica, the social network is now on a mission to clean up its image. After rolling out tools, issuing notifications, and testifying in front of Congress, Facebook is launching a new bounty program that rewards people who report instances of data abuse. The Data Abuse Bounty is a new program that offers from $500 to $40,000, and it aims to clamp down on the misuse of data by app developers. Launched just before Mark Zuckerberg's testimonies this week, it's a clear attempt by Facebook to curry...
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Facebook introduces new ‘Data Abuse Bounty' with rewards up to $40,000

Facebook introduces new ‘Data Abuse Bounty' with rewards up to $40,000

14 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

As Facebook is aggressively trying to regain the trust of its users , the company is now introducing a new Data Abuse Bounty program that will reward people up to $40,000 if a data abuse breach has been found.
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Facebook will pay you a cash bounty to hunt down the next Cambridge Analytica

Facebook will pay you a cash bounty to hunt down the next Cambridge Analytica

14 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

As part of its effort to prove that it's changed its ways following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has announced a Data Abuse Bounty - a cash fee for anyone who can point the finger of blame at other apps developer misusing personal information. The new reward is much like Facebook's existing Bug Bounty Program , which provides cash and kudos to experts who report potential security vulnerabilities and give the company time to fix them before telling anyone else. To report data abuse, you'll need first-hand knowledge and proof of the developer's wrongdoing. This could involve...
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Facebook smart speaker patent shows what its next data collector could look like

Facebook smart speaker patent shows what its next data collector could look like

14 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Between data scandals, apologies, updates, and congressional hearings, Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg have been juggling quite a lot recently. It's unsurprising, therefore, that reports have recently emerged that the social media Goliath is delaying the reveal of its home smart speaker. However, in a somewhat poetic instance of information being released before it's wanted, a recent patent application has revealed what Facebook's smart speaker may look like. Titled ‘Electronic Device' and filed in December 2016, the patent reveals more about what the speaker looks like rather than any...
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Facebook Will Now Pay You Up To $40,000 To Report Data Abusers

14 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Facebook will now pay you up to $40,000 for reporting a single data abuser, the company announced Tuesday, having detailed its new data abuse bounty program meant to encourage the online community to help the social media giant police its own platform and prevent another incident reminiscent of the Cambridge Analytica ordeal that's still unraveling. Anyone who reports a Facebook app developer that abuses collected user data or harvests it in an improper manner and has compromised over 10,000 users through such activities will be eligible for a reward starting at $500 and ending at the...
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Gmail upgrade brings new web app, confidential mode, nudges, snooze, and more

Gmail upgrade brings new web app, confidential mode, nudges, snooze, and more

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Amazon's Alexa app now supports the Apple iPhone X and removes those ugly...

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Amazon's Alexa App Finally Gains Support for iPhone X

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Amazon today updated its Alexa app for iOS devices to introduce iPhone X compatibility, allowing the app to be displayed full screen on the longer display of the iPhone... Read more ...

Microsoft updates its To-Do beta app for Android

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Spotify releases redesigned free app with access to on-demand playlists

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Spotify today announced a new version of its free app, reflecting the company's belief that creating a better user experience for unpaid subscribers will result in more paid... Read more ...

TV Games Cast Brings Chromecast-Ready Games To Android

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