An internal memo says that disclosing the breach would probably result in "in us coming into the spotlight alongside or even instead of Facebook despite having stayed under the radar throughout the Cambridge Analytica scandal" and that it "almost guarantees Sundar will testify before Congress".
Google also said the consumer version of Google+ had low usage and engagement and 90% of user sessions are less than five seconds long, essentially trashing its own product to cover up.
There's no evidence that any developer was aware of this bug or abusing the API.
Palestinian gunman kills 2 Israelis in West Bank
Israeli media reported that those killed were found shot to death on their office floor with their hands bound. Gaza's Hamas rulers and other militant groups praised Sunday's attack, but none claimed responsibility for it.
In addition to "sunsetting consumer Google+", the company is making changes to APIs on its other services, which will limit the amount of access developers get to data on Android and Gmail. "That means we can not confirm which users were impacted by this bug". (See the full list on our developer site.) It does not include any other data you may have posted or connected to Google+ or any other service, like Google+ posts, messages, Google account data, phone numbers or G Suite content.
When people found out about it, it made a decision to shut down Google+ in a knee-jerk reaction.
Google exposed the data of hundreds thousands of Google+ users due to a faulty API, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
The bug was discovered in March 2018.
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The survey said that between January and March this year, Australia had its most elevated levels of carbon pollution since 2011. The answer is nearly everything, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
According to The Australian, the Office will be seeking to find out the depth of the breach and how numerous 496,951 users affected by the breach were Australian.
The security flaw existed for three years. Whenever user data may have been affected, we go beyond our legal requirements and apply several criteria focused on our users in determining whether to provide notice.
But in a blog post today, Ben Smith, Google Fellow and Vice President of Engineering, said the bug allowed third-party apps to also gain access to users' data that was marked private, not just the public data the apps would have normally been allowed to see. "None of those thresholds were met here", he said.
Netanyahu praises Haley after she quits United Nations post
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