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Google+ hit by second bug, exposes data of 52 million users

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Google has announced that it would now shut down the consumer version of Google+ from April 2019 instead of the initial deadline of August 2019. The decision came in the wake of another massive data breach which compromised the data of 52.5 million users.

The data that was configured to stay on private was exposed to developers of apps requesting permission to access the user data; it entailed information such as names, email addresses, gender and age of the customers.

It is reported as to be an additional bug in the Google+ Peopleapplication programming interface (API) that triggered the data exploit, Google identified the vulnerability and rectified it by 13th November which means that the illicit data exposure lasted for a total of six days.

Though Google confirmed that no evidence of data being misused or being compromised by a third party was found, it still is advancing the shutting down of the service from the month of April 2019 itself. In addition to that,...(continued)
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