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Facebook Bug Bounty Makes Biggest Payout Yet

  • Bug bounties are programs that let security researchers submit potential flaws and vulnerabilities in a company's software.
  • As a result of the Cambridge Analytic revelations, Facebook expanded the scope of its bounty in April to include "data abuse," situations where Facebook's third-party app developers misuse the customer data they get access to.
  • The company also began accepting bug reports about third-party apps themselves, acting as a sort of liaison for vulnerabilities that the social network can't directly fix, but that impact its users.
  • Facebook wanted to make it clear that researchers shouldn't breach user data in the process of finding problems, but they should submit more nuanced types of data misuse reports whenever it was possible to document these complex interactions safely.
  • For all of the positive security improvements that came out of Facebook's tumultuous year, the hardest work ahead for the company may not be fixing bugs, but rebuilding user trust.

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The airline famous for selling $55 tickets from the US to Europe is laying off more than a 100 workers as its financial woes continue

  • The Icelandic, ultra-low-cost airline Wow Air laid off 111 employees on Thursday, the airline said in a press release.
  • Wow Air described 2018 as a "challenging" year and said it was in the process of "restructuring and simplifying its operations." The airline said it would trim its fleet from twenty to eleven aircraft by selling Four Airbus A321 aircraft and potentially returning some aircraft, including all of its Airbus A321s, to lessors.
  • Wow Air will introduce a new flight schedule in January, the airline said, though its December and early-January schedules will not change.
  • After a challenging year, WOW air is now restructuring and simplifying its operations to return to its roots as a profitable ultra-low cost airline while discussions with Indigo Partners progress.
  • WOW air's fleet will be reduced from twenty to eleven aircraft, all single-aisle Airbus.

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