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updated 2:18 AM UTC, Oct 23, 2018

Google Plus Shutting Down After Data Breach

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Google-Plus is throwing in the towel after private data from hundreds of thousands of users was exposed. 

The Wall Street Journal first reported that Google discovered the data breach last March, but kept it private.  The software bug exposed data including names, email addresses, birth dates, and other personal information of Google-Plus users between 2015 and 2018.  It also allowed access to profile data of friends of users.  Google said it found no evidence that any of the information was misused.

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