A Google spokesperson cited "significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ that meets consumers' expectations" along with "very low usage" as the reasons for the move.
News of the bug sent shares of Google's parent company, Alphabet, down as much as 2.2 percent to $1,142.43 on Monday afternoon.
The affected data is limited to static, optional Google+ Profile fields including name, email address, occupation, gender and age, Googlesaid. In other words, when an app requests access to Google account data, multiple dialog boxes pop up, each with a request for a particular permission, rather than one large dialog box with all the requested permissions (i.e. location, contacts, calendars) lumped together.
In a blog, the company said it had discovered and patched the leak in March and had no evidence that data has been misused or anyone had exploited it.
Up to 438 applications may have had access to the vulnerability, but Google said it had found no evidence that outside developers were aware of the security flaw and no indication that any user profiles were misused. March was when a software bug was fixed that allowed third-party developers to access personal data. If this were a bug in Facebook discovered by Project Zero, it would have been documented by the team in public for all to see - yet Google kept a lid on its own cockup.
United States lawmakers are concerned that the big tech companies have come under scrutiny for a variety of reasons in recent years.
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It also announced other security features. The official explanation from company representatives is that a thorough study of potentially affected users was completed before the public announcement was made. In July, the company was criticized after reports that employees for a third-party email app could read our emails if we integrated those apps with our Gmail account. "Over the coming months, we will provide consumers with additional information, including ways they can download and migrate their data". Google rather famously snubbed the United States Senate Intelligence Committee when it chose to no-show a hearing on consumer privacy issues, a hearing that both Facebook and Twitter sent top leaders to.
Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai was briefed on the plan not to notify users after an internal committee had reached that decision, according toWSJ. In the wake of the report, Google posted that the breach or potential breach resulted from a bug in an API.
For now, though, Google will continue supporting Google+ for businesses.
The company will wind down Google+ over 10 months, targeting an August 2019 shutdown.
What's probably more interesting to most users is that the advertising giant opted to not disclose the issue. Google declined to comment beyond its blog post.
Her first-ever visit to Africa is also her first extended solo global trip as first lady in what some see as "fence-mending". Later during a visit at the US embassy in Malawi , the first lady called her visit to the school an "amazing experience".
After the Chinese ship came within 45 yards (41 metres) of Decatur's bow it moved to prevent a collision, the report said. Earlier Monday, reports surfaced that China had called off a security conference with United States officials.
Trump trashed Ford even though the FBI is looking into the matter, virtually prejudging the outcome of the limited investigation. Democrats are conducting a "full-fledged smear campaign" against the nominee, Sanders said during her prepared opening remarks.
Ashwin got Chase bowled on a big turning off-spinner that found the inside edge of the bat to crash on to the stumps. India's Ravichandran Ashwin (centre) celebrates with teammates after dismissing West Indies' Shai Hope.
McCaskill announced she will be a "no" when the full Senate votes on Kavanaugh's confirmation, the National Review reported . Judge's interview started but "has not been completed", his attorney said in a statement quoted by Fox News.
Derby defeated United 8-7 on penalties at Old Trafford after the third-round clash ended 2-2 at 90 minutes. The players were superb against Brentford and they deserved the chance to play at Old Trafford .
Otherwise, he said , "She'll get some nice photos and it won't do anything to move the needle on USA interests on the continent". Agency for International Development, whose funding President Donald Trump has twice proposed slashing by almost a third.
Musk and Tesla must each pay $20 million in fines , which will be distributed to traders who were harmed by the tweets. Monday's gains erased Friday's 14 percent plunge after the SEC filed its lawsuit late on Thursday.
His opposite number, Mourinho , was dismissive of the competition which he had led his team to win last season. Jose Mourinho reportedly blamed Paul Pogba for the draw against Wolves after he missed a chance to score.
In essence, their orbits are arranged in such a way that it seems like there's another large planet tugging them into alignment. The researchers nicknamed the object " The Goblin ", because of the discovery date and the "TG" in the provisional designation.
That exception will only apply to diplomats, not to employees of the United Nations and other global organizations. The change poses a problem for some same-sex couples who are not legally allowed to marry in their home country.
China and Russian Federation argued that the UN Security Council should reward Pyongyang for steps taken. The Trump administration is preparing for a second summit with Kim to talk about denuclearization.
Butler has yet to attend a Timberwolves workout and wants to sit out until the franchise executes a trade for him. In July, Butler reportedly turned down Minnesota's four-year extension offer worth $110 million.
The BBC's Mark Lowen says the mystery threatens to deepen the strains in the relationship between Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The State Department said it was aware of Khashoggi's disappearance and was seeking more information.
The President also suggested there is deep mistrust in Chrystia Freeland, the lead Canadian trade negotiator, and her team. He also reaffirmed Canada will not agree to a bad deal. "That's the motherload, that's the big one", Trump told reporters.
About 200 people gathered in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington , chanting: "I believe Christine Ford."U.S. Capitol Police reported that 128 people were arrested on charges of unlawfully demonstrating in Senate office buildings".
England midfielder Dier struck his first club goal in 18 months as Tottenham made it three victories in as many league matches. Last year, we were in the bottom five teams in the table in December, and still we finished 10th.
After being elected as the head of the global policing agency in November 2016, Meng took a particular interest in cyber-crime. French police are investigating the disappearance of the president of Interpol during a trip to China , authorities said.
In recent weeks, North Korea has demanded nearly daily that the United States sign an end-of-war declaration. On Saturday, Trump lavished praise on Kim and said they had fallen "in love" after exchanging letters.
Many flights and trains services were cancelled as the storm moved eastward. "From around 2pm, we saw incredible winds and rain". A pedestrian wearing a rain cover walks on a street after Typhoon Trami hits the city of Kagoshima, on Kyushu island, on Sunday.
Issues which have deep religious connotation should not be tinkered with to maintain secular atmosphere in the country. However, he plans on having a discussion regarding the matter with the government as well as the temple's board.