According toGoogle, data that may have potentially been disclosed only includes "static, optional Google+ Profile fields including name, email address, occupation, gender and age". To make sure something like this Google+ leak doesn't happen again, this new initiative is set out to protect user's privacy and limit the amount of data developers have access to across the web and Android. The company has now made a decision to shut down the seven-year-old service that was initially launched as a direct take on Facebook.
The issue with Google's actions over the Google+ data breach, however, was not with how it fixed the bug, as it did so right away. But Google says it has no way of confirming these numbers or which users may have had their data exposed improperly.
The vice president of engineering, Ben Smith, confirmed in a 'Safety and Security' blog post that the company had detected a security bug in March that impacted the profiles of close to half a million users and their information. "These tools ... can be misused by unscrupulous actors posing as app developers to gain access to sensitive personal data", the Journal noted.
Earlier, the company had been reluctant to share data on how often Google+ was used, but now, facing the fall out of exposed data, the firm appears keen to play down its importance.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price and release date
The Samsung Galaxy A9 is set to go on sale in November this year starting at £549 - retailing over £200 less than the Galaxy S9 . What we can say is that this is a feat of engineering that other companies will likely try to mimic or are already testing.
As many as 438 outside apps may have connected with the flawed software.
Following the news that a Google Plussecurity breach resulted in the exposure of 500,000 people's private information, the search engine giant has said it will be shutting down its social network for consumers.
Further speaking on the issue, Google has said that they have no evidence that any outside developer has misused users private data.
But it's not doing so exclusively out of concern for users' privacy: Smith admitted the network is not a success, saying "The consumer version of Google+ now has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds".
Company Facebook introduced the first gadget
The larger Portal + is available at a price of $349 and has a 15-inch rotating screen on a bulky mount with a camera on top. Portal and Portal + are now available for pre-order for $199 and $349 respectively, with shipping scheduled for November.
Giants Waive Former 1st-Round Pick Ereck Flowers
Those struggles continued this season on the right side, prompting the Giants to cut bait on their former first-round pick. It became clear nearly immediately that Flowers was in over his head as he struggled mightily at the left tackle spot.
Turkish paper publishes photos of Saudi 'squad'
Amid growing calls within the USA and around the world for Saudi Arabia to investigate Khashoggi's disappearance, Republican Sen. Jamal Khashoggi , 59, went missing while on a visit to the consulate in Istanbul for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée.