A Wall Street Journal report published at the same time with Google'sblog post claimed the API bug was far worse, and might have leaked user data since 2015, being only discovered when Google engineers started prodding Google sites for privacyleaks in preparation for the EU GDPR deadline.
The security breach was a bug that potentially gave developers access to personal profile information of more than half a million user accounts, though Google said it sound no evidence that any developers had abused the bug.
This review crystallized what we've known for a while: that while our engineering teams have put a lot of effort and dedication into building Google+ over the years, it has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption.
The US internet giant said it will "sunset" the Google+ social network for consumers that failed to gain meaningful traction after being launched in 2011 as a challenge to Facebook.
The news comes as Silicon Valley companies have been increasingly scrutinized for their data collection practices.
The same month that the bug was discovered, Facebook'sCambridge Analytica data scandal came to light, prompting politicians on both sides of the Atlantic to call for hearings and regulation.
Google has already recently drawn controversy over its data collection practices.
This story is early in its reporting and we don't have all the facts yet.
Google also feared that disclosing the Google+ privacy issue would mean that CEO Sundar Pichai would have to testify in Congress, just as Mark Zuckerberg did.
No matter how much you usesocial media, you probably haven't used Google+ very often, if at all.
It was referring to application programming interface software for the social network. Google eventually peeled away some of the services most popular features, including Hangout chats and its photo capabilities, into standalone apps. For example, Google says that 90 percent of Google+ sessions last less than five seconds.
Google will take the next 10 months to kill off G+ for consumers, finishing it off by August of 2019.
Google says that like other tech companies, it has encouraged third-party developers to "build on top of our various services". The API was created to only keep logs for two week periods.
He earlier said that 120 foreigners were reported to be in the disaster-struck zone, but 119 have been rescued and evacuated. Indonesia has traditionally been reluctant to be seen as having to rely on outside help for natural disasters.
Former Saints receiver Devery Henderson, who caught the pass on which Brees broke Unitas' mark, attended Monday night's game. Of course, the prolific passer has sometimes been underrated when compared to his peers like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
Records indicate that the limousine company involved in the crash is owned by a noted Federal Bureau of Investigation informant. Converted limos that started out as smaller vehicles do pose some risks, former NTSB managing director Peter Goelz said.
JODIE Whittaker has won over viewers within seconds of taking over as the Time Lord, with many declaring: "She is The Doctor ". Chris Chibnall and company managed to give us an episode that did its job and kept us intrigued for the rest of the season.
Will there be Pixel-specific Android features announced along with the new phones? The cover picture shows the Google Pixel C. Majority have made their way on the Internet with several leaks and rumours, while not much is known about the other devices.
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Unity, now rebranded as New Unity, might not even meet the five-percent threshold required to make it into parliament. The turnout in the elections fell by 4% compared with the last elections and amounted to 54%.
So if President Trump is going to strike a deal with North Korea, this is when he's going to get the best terms. North Korea claims to have destroyed the site. "President Trump is very close to losing control", he said.
She went for meetings related to her goal of securing clemency for individuals facing life sentences from nonviolent drug crimes. They bullied me backstage. "And the liberals bully you and tell you what you can and cannot wear".
In Ghana, she visited a former slave trading post, which she described as an "incredible experience" that others should also have. And to Lilongwe in Malawi, where she visited a primary school on Thursday, Ms Trump has been welcomed by slogans anti-Trump.
Nikki Haley: US ambassador to United Nations resigns
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John Terry announces his retirement
The Chelsea legend played 717 times for his boyhood club, 78 times for his country and won countless trophies. It was a privilege to represent such a renowned football club with great fans.
Rupee Tumbles After Pakistan Requests IMF Bailout
Growth in the 19-nation zone is forecast to slow further to 1.9 percent in 2019, unchanged from the July estimate. If the trade war continues, it could take a significant bite out of global growth, according to the fund.
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However, Peterson said after the defeat that he suffered a dislocated shoulder near the end of the first half. The Saints will next visit the Ravens, while the Redskins head back to Washington to host the Panthers.
Second Skripal poisoning suspect revealed as 'Russian doctor'
Both he and another man are wanted for attempted murder for a Novichok attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga , a special forces veteran, who went by the name to British police as "Ruslan Boshirov".
The scariest parts of the new climate change report
Keeping the 1.5C target would keep the global sea level rise 0.1 metre lower by 2100 than a 2C target, the report states. More than 90 authors from 40 countries were involved in leading the report , helped by 133 contributing authors.
Mbappe scores 4 and earns penalty as PSG crush Lyon
The night saw French International Kylian Mbappe score 4 goals in a matter of 13 seconds to give PSG a 5 - nil victory over Lyon. Asked if the Mbappe-Neymar partnership is the best attacking duo in football, Tuchel replied: "One of the best yes".