Google's Failed Social Network, Google+, Will Be No More

Google+ is officially shutting down

Google Plus Being Shut Down Next Year

"Our review showed that Google+ is better suited as an enterprise product where co-workers can engage in internal discussions on a secure corporate social network", he said.

Google said a glitch in the social site gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between a major redesign in 2015 and March 2018, when internal investigators discovered and fixed the issue. Also, Smith is adamant Project Strobe found "no evidence" this bug was abused or even that the developers using the API were aware it existed.

Google will also "limit the apps that may seek permission to access your consumer Gmail data", while Google Play will limit which apps that can ask for a user's phone (including call logs) and SMS data. In the company's own words, "90 per cent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds". But people absolutely do not agree to whatever arrangements those companies make with outside parties to pass along personal information or data. "This is a direct result of the scrutiny that Facebook dealt with regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal".

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Facebook's chief operating officer and Twitter's chief executive testified at the hearing, where an empty chair was pointedly left for Google after the committee rejected Google's top lawyer as a witness.

The company says it discovered and patched the issue in March but decided not to disclose it immediately.

Tyler Moffitt, senior threat research analyst at security firm Webroot, said: "Although it seems that Google has shut down an entire line of business due to this breach, from a GDPR perspective, the company appears to have gotten off lightly". You can be sent a download link via email, the archive can be placed in your Google Drive or it can be uploaded to Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive, with the links emailed to you.

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But the delay until October in revealing the incident could reignite long-standing complaints from federal and state officials that tech giants such as Google are reckless with user privacy and not forthcoming enough when breaches and other security incidents happen. However, we ran a detailed analysis over the two weeks prior to patching the bug, and from that analysis, the Profiles of up to 500,000 Google+ accounts were potentially affected.

Google later agreed to a then-record FTC fine of US$22.5 million in 2012 after allegations that the company worked around privacy settings on Apple's Safari browser to track users.

The company went on to say that the bug, and the "very low usage of the consumer version of Google+', has made the company decide to 'sunset" the consumer version of the social network. "Ultimately it will be up to users to proactively monitor how their data is used and what applications have access to that data by using strong passwords and carefully reviewing access requests prior to using an app like Google+", she added.

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