Personal Privacy

Google+ to Shut Down in Wake of Massive Undisclosed Data Breach

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Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, then opted not to disclose the issue this past spring, in part because of fears that doing so would draw regulatory scrutiny and cause reputational damage.

As part of its response to the incident, Google announced a sweeping set of data privacy measures that include permanently shutting down all consumer functionality of Google+.

A software glitch in the social site gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between 2015 and March 2018, when internal investigators discovered and fixed the issue.

Curated from The Wall Street Journal

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