Facebook Awards $10,000 to 10-Year-Old Instagram Coder
Facebook’s “bug bounty” program, which pays users for finding flaws in its networks, has found its youngest recipient yet. Jani, a 10-year-old Finnish boy, discovered a bug on Instagram where users could delete other peoples’ comments.
In an interview with Finnish newspaper Iltalehti, the youngster claims he taught himself coding from YouTube videos and wanted to see if Instagram could withstand some pretty intense coding. Apparently not.
“I could have deleted anyone’s comments from there. Even Justin Bieber’s,” he said.
Facebook fixed the issue a few months back, and Jani plans to spend some of his cash on a new soccer ball and bicycle.
Damn. This kid has a bright future ahead.