As another Google+ API bug surfaces, Google expedites impending shutdown

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The company realized that it still has a place for enterprises, so it will remain a product for those users. That could include things like name, email address, and occupation, among other details.

The leak Google disclosed in October exposed non-public profile data from 2015 to 2018. Nevertheless, the powers that be have apparently concluded that the site is more trouble than it's worth - and they're probably right, given the scrutiny Google is under.

Google never could figure out a coherent story to tell that would spur greater usage of its flameout of a social network. The company at that point made the decision to shut down the service the following August.

Google+ is closing down several months earlier than previously announced.

We have confirmed that the bug impacted approximately 52.5 million users in connection with a Google+ API.

India out for 250 on 1st delivery Friday at Adelaide Oval
Australia were struggling at 127-6, when things turned their way thanks to the eighth-wicket partnership between Head and Cummins. Marcus Harris nearly caught it, with the ball barely crossing over the ropes and the umpire took some time to call it a six.

In response to its latest findings, Google said Monday that it would shutter its social network in April 2019, five months sooner than it initially announced. This means that any apps or services that requested permission to view a user's profile information were granted access, even if the account was set to private.

If that wasn't enough, the latest bug also allowed apps that had access to a user's Google+ profile data to also get access to the profile data that had been shared with another Google+ user privately but that was not shared publicly. For consumers, Google plans to give users the information they need to offload their data and information.

Google discovered the privacy-invading glitch following its routine testing procedures.

The disclosure also comes one day before Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to testify before Congress on a range of issues, including the company's treatment of conservative viewpoints and its controversial work in China.

In an announcement today, he stresses that the privacy gaffe was not the result of a compromise from a third party and that Google has no evidence "that the app developers that inadvertently had this access for six days were aware of it or misused it in any way".

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