Google+ social media service to be shut down
- 1 month ago
Google has announced it will shut down its Google+ service in April 2019 after discovering a glitch in its software for the second time this year alone which puts user’ private data at risk.
The issue is that the glitch allows partner applications to access such data, something that Google stated it has no evidence of but it has affected over 52.5 milion users of its social media service including business clients.
The announcement comes hours before Google Chief Sundar Pichai is to go before the House Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Congress to answer questions on the company’s data collection protocol as U.S. lawmakers push for tighter privacy rules imposed on big tech companies.
The company stated in October that it was planning to shut down the consumer version of Google+ by August of next year as the service was deemed unpopular and provided difficulties adding that 500,000 users may have been exposed to partner apps by malware which was existing in the system for over two years.
Source: Smart Trend Team