Google Plus to close after bug leaks personal information

Google to shut down Google+ after users’ data exposed

Our goal is to support a wide range of useful apps, while ensuring that everyone is confident that their data is secure.

Shares of its parent company Alphabet Inc, however, were down 1.5% at $1150.75 in response to what was the latest in a run of privacy issues to hit the United States' big tech companies.

Project Google+, as it was announced as back in 2011, was supposed to be Google's way of competing with Facebook and Twitter.

Per WSJ, a "software glitch" allowed user data to be potentially exposed to unwanted eyes from 2015 all the way through March 2018 when Google learned about it.

Google+ never caught on as a social network.

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According to Google, the move was due to a combination of low usage and a security breach. "This is a direct result of the scrutiny that Facebook dealt with regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal".

Google said it was unable to confirm which accounts were affected by the bug, but an analysis indicated it could have been as many as 500,000 Google+ accounts. We've chose to focus on our enterprise efforts and will be launching new features purpose-built for businesses.

A woman and her child play on a Google sign in Shanghai.

The data breach does not include any other data a user may have posted or connected to Google+ or any other service. Google+ was the company's response to Facebook.

An internal committee decided not to disclose the potential breach of Google+ because there wasn't evidence of any misuse of the exposed data, which included names, email addresses, ages and occupations, Smith said.

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Google made the announcement in a blog post after the Wall Street Journal broke news of the vulnerability.

Google came under criticism for refusing to send a top executive to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 5 September about efforts to counteract foreign influence in United States elections and political discourse.

"This review crystallized what we've known for a while: that while our engineering teams have put a lot of effort and dedication into building Google+ over the years, it has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps". Google discovered the flaw earlier this year but didn't mention anything so they wouldn't get lumped into Facebook's negative PR tornado, which is sketchy.

Gmail add-ons available to consumers starting next year will be barred from selling user data and be subject to a third-party security assessment that will cost them about $15,000 to $75,000, Google said.

"Every data mishap strengthens the bipartisan case for Congress to take action on data protection", said Jonathan Mayer, an assistant professor at Princeton University who formerly worked in the Federal Communications Commission's enforcement bureau. "The walls are going up".

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