The Wall Street Journal separately reported Monday that Google executives delayed announcing problems with Google+ because of concerns about its reputation and the danger of sparking new pushes for regulation.
According to the WSJ report, a software glitch gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between 2015 and March of this year, when internal investigators discovered the issue and addressed it.
In a blog post, Google vice president of engineering Ben Smith confirmed the company had found a "bug" that affected as many as 500,000 users. The company was the target of a massive class action lawsuit in the United Kingdom after 4 million users had their personal data collected and allegedly used for targeted advertising.
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Trump and Rosenstein had been scheduled to meet last week to discuss The New York Times report that flung Rosenstein into limbo. As the plan was taking shape, Rosenstein went to the White House expecting he would be fired but wound up staying in his job.
In any case, the conclusion is the same: Google is shutting down the consumer version of Google+, citing challenges in maintaining the service effectively. The company announced today that it's killing the consumer version of Google+ after it discovered some major privacy issues with the official Google+ APIs.
Facebook has received the brunt of public criticism when it comes to data and privacy safeguards after the infamous Cambridge Analytica breach put Zuckerberg and Co.in the spotlight.
Google has already recently drawn controversy over its data collection practices. Google Play will limit the types of apps that are allowed to request these permissions-only your default app for the given situation will be able to access this info.
No matter how much you use social media, you probably haven't used Google+ very often, if at all.
Several policies Google introduced on Monday are created to curb the data accessible to developers offering mobile apps on the Google Play store or add-on apps for sending and organizing Gmail messages. Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly is expected to take the hot seat in another congressional hearing after the United States midterm elections in November.
Google+ was launched in June, 2011 as a way to compete with other social networks such as Facebook.
The Google app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017.
Shares of its parent company Alphabet closed down 1 percent at $1155.92 following the latest in a run of privacy issues to hit big USA tech companies. The shutdown of Google+ won't happen immediately but will instead be a "wind-down" that ends in August 2019. So as part of Project Strobe, one of our first priorities was to closely review all the APIs associated with Google+. Specifically, third-party applications linked to G+ accounts "had access to Profile fields that were shared with the user, but not marked as public".
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ET Monday about 105 miles (170 kilometers) east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and moving to the north at about 4 mph (6 kph). Michael strengthened into a Hurricane earlier today and a significant Gulf of Mexico swell event now looks very likely.
Trump says he rejected meeting with Canada's Trudeau
My job is very simple. "She stands up for Canadians' interests and our workers", said Environment Minister Catherine McKennna. It's the first time in his presidency Trump has clearly voiced support for creating separate Israeli and Palestinian nations.