Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After 52.5 Million Users' Data Exposed

Posted by @Margaret_Marie, Dec 12, 2018

The Google+ social network inadvertently gave app developers access to information on some 52.5 million users — even data that users designated as private — because of a “bug” in its software, Google says. The company had already announced it was pulling the plug on the social network because of an earlier incident, and now says the shutdown will happen four months sooner.

Users’ name, birth date, email address, work history and other information were exposed for nearly a week in November, Google says in a blog post about the privacy flaw…

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