We discovered and immediately patched this bug in March 2018. "The consumer version of Google+ now has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds". "Given these challenges and the very low usage of the consumer version of Google+, we made a decision to sunset the consumer version of Google+".
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. This bug could allow a user's installed apps to utilize the API and access non-public information belonging to that user's friends.
These latest changes are also being implemented as part of a larger crackdown, in which the search giant is seeking to review and curb "third-party developer access to Google account and Android device data and of our philosophy around apps' data access".
The bug was discovered in one of the Google+ application programming interfaces (APIs) when the company conducted an audit of third party developer access to Google accounts and Android data, in a project called Project Strobe.
"'We have many enterprise customers who are finding great value in using Google+ within their companies", the internet firm said. "That means we can not confirm which users were impacted by this bug".
"To give people a full opportunity to transition, we will implement this wind-down over a 10-month period, slated for completion by the end of next August", said Ben Smith, Google's Vice President of Engineering.
Interestingly, the aforementioned WSJreport says that Google's legal and policy staff sent a memo to senior executives warning that disclosing the bug would probably result in "immediate regulatory interest".
Google exposed the data of hundreds thousands of Google+ users due to a faulty API, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Despite this, they still plan to shut down Google+, providing people the next ten months to migrate their personal information.
"The Data Protection commission was not aware of this issue and we now need to better understand the details of the breach, including the nature, impact and risk to individuals and we will be seeking information on these issues from Google", it said.
The data involved was limited to optional profile fields, including name, age, gender, occupation and email addresses, and posts, messages or telephone numbers could not be accessed, a spokesperson said.
South Korean President Moon Jae-In thanked Pompeo for his visit and expressed his well-wishes for the potential upcoming summit. Pompeo tweeted Monday that he was heading to China to work on a "final, fully-verified" denuclearization of North Korea.
Former President George Bush took on another important role this weekend, walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. The bride wore an ivory silk crepe gown by Vera Wang , according to a statement from the office of George W.
Justice Stanley Matthews was confirmed to the high court with a slimmer margin than Kavanaugh's in 1881, when the vote was 24-23. There were loud protests, both in Washington and in other cities across the United States as the vote went ahead.
Mr Quint said the government still hadn't explained how projecting advertising onto the sails adhered to the exemptions. A protest is being planned for when the projection takes place, at 8pm on Tuesday night.
More than 14,800,000 votes were cast in the APC primary , said Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of southwestern Ekiti state. We all knew right from the beginning that only one person will emerge so this is not a surprise to us.
Sanchez has given up two earned runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts and is 2-4 with a 2.79 ERA in the postseason. The Dodgers then added another run in the fifth inning on a homer by Yasmani Grandal , his first of the postseason.
Forecasters say Michael is continuing to strengthen as it moves over the eastern Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday night. Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 3 major hurricane as of the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m.
That rare procedural maneuver left Kavanaugh with the same two-vote margin he'd have had if Murkowski and Daines had both voted. Trump tweeted that the demonstrators included female Kavanaugh supporters who were "gathering all over Capitol Hill".
The Mercedes cars have clearly made a step forward in the last couple of races, while Ferrari seemed to have lost their edge. If we can grasp pole tomorrow, that is great, but if not we need to be there just right behind".
They also dropped deeper as a back four to deny Liverpool's front three the space to get in behind them and it worked a treat. For a side aiming to win the Premier League, goals from midfield is a necessity.
The California-based aerospace manufacturing company founded by Elon Musk launched its Falcon 9 rocket Sunday evening. If the mission goes according to plan, Sunday night will mark SpaceX's first landing of this sort on the West Coast.