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Google+ Shutting Down 4 Months Early After Second Major Data Leak Affects 52.5 Million Users

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Google has decided to shut down the consumer version of Google+ four months earlier than it originally planned, now in April 2019 rather than August, due to a second major data leak.

API access to the network will shut down within the next 90 days.

The new vulnerability impacted 52.5 million users, who could have had profile information like their name, email address, occupation, and age exposed to developers, even if their account was set to private.

Apps could also access profile data that had been shared with a specific user, but was not shared publicly.

Curated from The Verge

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