Google to finally shut down Google Plus as massive security breach revealed

Google to finally shut down Google Plus as massive security breach revealed

"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.

In a post here, Alphabet Inc (Google's parent company) stated that they were shutting down the consumer version of Google+.

Google came forward about the bug, which was discovered back in March and was active between 2015 and 2018, on October 8, after a Wall Street Journal investigation cited anonymous sources who said that the company didn't disclose the problem then partly to avoid attracting regulatory scrutiny. Its analysis reveals that the profiles of up to 500,000 Google+ accounts were potentially affected, though it has no evidence of developer abuse.

If you use the service for work, though, Google+ is not going anywhere.

Google is at the centre of controversy this morning over a report of a massive user data breach that occurred previous year, with the result that they will be introducing finer grain controls to limit access to user data on the web and Android - and also shutdown Google+ for consumers. This, combined with the community's extremely low user base-90% of Google+ sessions are under 5 seconds-were enough for Google to be done with it for good.

Google has been moving away from Google+ for a while, with the company launching new features for its core search engine where popular individuals, like celebrities, are able to directly post updates within search results.

The decision was made by a standing company committee, the Privacy & Data Protection Office, before being reviewed by company executives.

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It is a move that the club have made before, when they asked Mourinho to keep himself available as they decided what to do with Louis van Gaal .

This data is limited to static, optional Google+ Profile fields including name, email address, occupation, gender and age.

The vice president of engineering, Ben Smith, confirmed in a 'Safety and Security' blog post that the company had detected a security bug in March that impacted the profiles of close to half a million users and their information.

Google refused to send Pichai to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on September 5, where Facebook's chief operating officer and Twitter Inc's chief executive testified.

"The story here isn't really the potential data breach (which may affected hundreds of thousands) or that Google is shutting down Google+", proclaimed Mac.

This year, the SEC fined the company formerly known as Yahoo US$35 million for failing to tell investors about a massive cyber-breach for two years - the first time the regulator has punished a company for such conduct.

Google said today that it has chose to shut down the consumer version of the Google+ app.

Play Store apps will no longer be allowed to access text message and call logs unless they are the default calling or texting app on a user's device or have an exception from Google.

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