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Google admits Google Plus hit by *another* privacy flaw, speeds up site’s closure


Here’s a quick recap.

Between 2015 and March 2018, there was a serious privacy hole in the Google Plus social network that meant users’ names, email addresses, dates of birth, genders, profile photographs, places lived, relationship statuses, and occupations were exposed to third-party app developers through an API bug.

In March 2018, Google chose not to go public that it had been failing to protect its users’ privacy for years, fearful that it would find itself in the media’s headlights when arch-rival Facebook was being quite rightly being flayed over Cambridge Analytica.

In fact it took until October 2018 for Google to finally admit that there had been a problem, and that approximately half a million Google Plus profiles had been potentially affected in just the two weeks prior to patching the bug, and 438 separate third-party applications having access to the unauthorised Google Plus data.

In light of the revelations, and presumably to take the steam out of the attacks...(continued)

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