In this recent data breach exploited through a bug, the private user information of nearly 500K may have been made public. This bug allowed third-party developers access to some 500,000 private profile data since 2015, including their full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile photos, places lived, occupation and relationship status.
This revelation comes close on the heels of another report by a renowned Computer Scientist that
Elaborating upon the decision to sunset Google+, the search giant has said that Google+ “has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption and has seen limited user interaction with apps.”
As revealed in a blog post by Google Fellow and Vice President of Engineering Ben Smith,
“Given these challenges and the very low usage of the consumer version of Google+, we decided to sunset the consumer version of Google+.”
This newest data breach issue was apparently discovered through Project Strobe, Google’s privacy task force —a root-and-branch review of third-party developer access to Google account and Android device data.
Google has also announced stepping up security measure for all its other apps and services following this incident.
Both Facebook and Google are an integral part of our lives and clearly are struggling in ensuring data privacy of their users. Apple, to its credit has remained on top of things so far. Apple CEO Tim Cook has also gone as far as saying to users that