Google+ Shutdown Date Moved To April 2019 After New Bug Mess Affects 52 Million Users. - TECH FOE

Google+ Shutdown Date Moved To April 2019 After New Bug Mess Affects 52 Million Users.


Sometime in October, Google announced that it was going to shut down Goolge+ social network service, following the discovery of an API bug that led to the exposure of names, email addresses, ages and other personal information of 500,00 Google+ users.


Google decided that it was good to shut down the social network service...since the service was seen as a failed project in toppling Facebook.

Google+ was scheduled to be shutdown completely in August 2019. However, the discovery of another API bug has led the Internet giant to shorten the time in killing the service to April 2019.


According to a CNN report, Google said it found another API bug last month, and the bug allowed third-party applications to view G+ users profile information, including those marked as private. Data exposed in this bug error includes email address, age, occupation, user's name and some other information entered on Google+. This bug affected 52.5 million Google+ users.

 Google fixed the bug a week after it was discovered, though the company has said that it didn't find any evidence that suggests third-party apps took advantage of the bug.

"With the discovery of this new bug, we have decided to expedite the shut-down of all Google+ APIs; this will occur within the next 90 days," Google said in a blog post. "In addition, we have also decided to accelerate the sunsetting of consumer Google+ from August 2019 to April 2019."

Google will shutdown all APIs for Google+ in the next 90 days, while Google+ services for consumers will be killed in April 2019.

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