Facebook pays $10,000 to Brilliant 10-Year Old Indigo Child Instagram Hacker

Indigo children, according to a pseudoscientific New Age concept, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual, and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities. They are sometimes also referred to as crystal children or star children. Many of these children are brilliant beyond belief. We know some of them as Joey Alexander;  born on June 25, 2003 and is an Indonesian jazz pianist and is considered a child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—The six-year-old composer, Pablo Picasso—The greatest artist of the 20th century, Robert James Fischer—The greatest chess player, and Saffron Pledger – possibly one of the youngest members of a high IQ society at 7 years old. Many of these brilliant individuals work or will work in Silicone Valley helping creating technology that will advance humanity past the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.  Facebook has gotten help from one of the brilliant Indigo children.

Step aside Mark Zuckerberg, a new programming prodigy is in town.

Jani is a 10-year-old Finnish boy who won a $10,000 prize for finding a glitch in the popular photo sharing application, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. Jani’s last name is not being publicly released for privacy concerns.

The glitch allowed users to put malicious code in the comments field on Instagram, that erased comments.

“I wanted to see if Instagram’s comment field could stand malicious code. Turns out it couldn’t,” Jani told Finland’s Iltalehti newspaper.

Jani is the youngest person to ever win Facebook’s “bug bounty” award, which the company, founded by Zuckerberg, uses to help patch bugs and other glitches. Jani said he learned to code watching YouTube videos.

“I could have deleted anyone’s comments from there. Even Justin Bieber’s,” Jani told Iltalehti.

Jani said he plans to get a new bike and a football with the prize money.

 

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