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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
SmarterQueue’s dashboard interface offers users tools to upload Content, such as media files, images, gifs, & many others.
The phone app called ‘Koo’ allows users consume a continuous stream of bite-sized audio clips, so they “can stay socially connected while riding a bike or walking to school with the screen in their pocket.”
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
True to promise, Instagram has rolled out a data download feature that will let users pull all Content they published to the platform in a downloadable template.
Reports: TechCrunch, mySantonio.com, Business Insider