Google launches bounty program to spot misuses of Google API, Chrome, and Android user data

Google announced today a new bug bounty program through which security researchers can report cases of abuse where third-party apps are stealing or misusing Google user data.

The new bounty program is named the Developer Data Protection Reward Program (DDPRP), and security researchers can report cases of potential data abuse in third-party apps that have access to the Google API, in Android apps listed on the Play Store, and in Chrome apps and extensions listed on the Chrome Web Store.

“The program aims to reward anyone who can provide verifiably and unambiguous evidence of data abuse,” Google said today.

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Source: ZDNet