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Google speeds up demise of Google+ after it finds yet another bug – News

Google has decided to advance the end of its social network Google+ after it found yet another security issue potentially impacting 52.5 million users. Google+ will now shut down 4 months before the scheduled date: in April 2019 instead of August 2019. Google will also shut down all Google+ APIs within the next 90 days. 

Reports: Fortune, Reuters, Axios, Wonderful Engineering, The Verge

User profiles exposed, Google+ to shut down – News

A report in the Wall Street Journal drove the final nail in Google’s failed experiment with a social network. It has decided to shutter Google+ after the WSJ report claimed that a flaw had exposed the private data of thousands of users. What was worse, claimed the report, that Google had not disclosed this, “in part because of fears that doing so would draw regulatory scrutiny.”

Reports: WSJ, Android Central, The Verge, Variety, News Nation, PCMag, Middle East, Vanity Fair, San Diego Union-Tribune, NBC Connecticut