Users, shutting down social network

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Google+ is an Internet-based social network that was launched in June 2011 and is owned and operated by Google.

The long and short of the issue is that there was a security hole that allowed third-party developers to access Google+ users' account data, including name, email address, occupation, gender, and age-even if the account was set as private. March was when a software bug was fixed that allowed third-party developers to access personal data.

No matter how much you use social media, you probably haven't used Google+ very often, if at all.

Our review showed that Google+ is better suited as an enterprise product where co-workers can engage in internal discussions on a secure corporate social network.

The enterprise version of Google+ is to continue.

The Journal reported that the Google+ breach exposed Google's "concerted efforts to avoid public scrutiny of how it handles user information" at a time when regulators are the public are trying to do more to hold tech companies to account.

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So the company felt that the site simply wasn't worth maintaining between its minimal traffic and its security threats, hence the ten-month period for users to migrate whatever data they need before it's taken offline in August 2019.

This issue has existed 2015 until Google found out about it in March 2018 and made a decision to fix it. Google then had a choice to inform its users but chose not to because it wasn't legally required to and secondly, because it would draw regulatory attention towards itself. Google has also revealed details of Project Strobe, an audit program through which it discovered the problem. The company did not check up with any of the developers of the aforementioned 438 apps.

The company also debuted a number of new privacy controls, including limiting the apps that can access Gmail, call log, and text messaging data. "We will share more information in the coming days". Also in recent weeks, Google has been strongly criticized about building a search engine that would censor information as part of a possible-entry into China. Google said that 90 percent of all Google+ sessions don't last more than five seconds, confirming rumors that the site was more of a ghost town, when compared to Twitter and Facebook.

Apps will be required to inform users what data they will have access to. A spokeswoman for Google didn't immediately return a request for further comment.

Meanwhile, it was announced today that a High Court judge in London blocked a mass legal action against Google over claims that it collected sensitive personal data from more than four million iPhone users.

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