Google exposed user data, feared repercussions of disclosing to public

Social Network Google Plus Bug Exposed Data Of Lakhs To Be Shut Down

According to Google, a software glitch in the social site could allow outside developers to potentially access private profile data from up to 500,000 accounts from 2015 through March 2018.

The information accessed a user's profile information, including the name, email address, occupation, gender and age, according to the blog post, which added: "The bug meant that apps also had access to Profile fields that were shared with the user, but not marked as public".

The company also debuted a number of new privacy controls, including limiting the apps that can access Gmail, call log, and text messaging data. A bug in Google+ exposed the personal information of users, something Google didn't mention for a half a year. There were no phone numbers, email messages, timeline posts, direct messages or any other type of communication data.

Google launched Google+ in 2011 with an emphasis on privacy, and included fine-grained tools to let users decide what content to share with which of their contacts. Moreover, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was briefed on the decision to not tell anyone.

Google has denied the newspaper's accusations, saying it determined its course of action based on the data involved in the breach, lack of evidence of data misuse and the challenge of determining precisely how many and which users were affected.

These apps will also need to agree to new rules on handling Gmail data, and will be subject to new security assessments.

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The closure isn't because people are happier using Facebook and Twitter instead of Google's service.

Google's own social media platform i.e. Google+ is now shutting down permanently for consumers. By the company's reckoning, up to 438 applications may have been able to access private profile data because of the software bug. "It's that Google's execs knowingly avoided disclosing an issue because they knew it'd invite gov scrutiny & bad PR".

Google put the "final nail in the coffin" of the Google+ product by shutting down "all consumer functionality", the Wall Street Journal reported citing an internal memo.

Google+, a social network that we can certainly say existed and not much more, is slated for a long-overdue trip down the memory hole.

Google reveals on a support page that the Google+ app can't be deleted on some Android devices, but they can be disabled on all Android devices.

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