Facebook is overhauling its support system for its Preferred Marketing Developers, announcing that in the next week, support queries will be routed through its Support Dashboard, rather than via PMD Support Forms.
Facebook offered some statistics about its bug bounty program in a note on its Protect the Graph page, saying that it received 14,763 submissions in 2013, up 246 percent from the previous year, and 687 of those submissions qualified for awards.
Who says Facebook doesn’t pay out bounties when bugs are reported? Arul Kumar, an electronics and communications engineer from Tamil Nadu in India, is $12,500 richer after reporting a bug that allowed users to delete photos from Facebook via the social network’s support dashboard.
Facebook is testing a new product that allows users who report objectionable content to follow the progress of their reports and receive alerts when the social network has decided the fate of the reported content.