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Title: Google Shutting Down Google+
Post by: Frands on October 09, 2018, 12:01:55 PM
BBC News

Google+ shutting down after users' data is exposed

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Google is shutting down much of its social network, Google+, after user data was left exposed.
It said a bug in its software meant information that people believed was private had been accessible by third parties.
Google said up to 500,000 users had been affected.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the company knew about the issue in March but did not disclose it.

Full Story:https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45792349 (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45792349)

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Title: Re: Google Shutting Down Google+
Post by: plodr on October 09, 2018, 01:43:28 PM
Sad.
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the company knew about the issue in March but did not disclose it.
They should have shut it down 6 months ago when the problem was discovered.
Title: Re: Google Shutting Down Google+
Post by: Frands on December 11, 2018, 05:45:42 AM
BBC News on 10 December 2018

Google has found another bug in its Google+ social network that it says affects as many as 52.5 million users.

"With the discovery of this new bug, we have decided to expedite the shutdown of all Google+ APIs [application programming interfaces]; this will occur within the next 90 days," wrote David Thacker, head of product management for G Suite, Google's range of apps offered to businesses.

"In addition, we have also decided to accelerate the sun-setting of consumer Google+ from August 2019 to April 2019.

Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46515590 (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46515590)