Technical giant Google is shutting down its social network Google plus after the private data of up to 5,00,000 users were exposed because of a technical glitch that wasn’t disclosed by the company until Monday. If reports are to be believed, the bug gave possible access to more than 400 outside developers of the private profile information of google plus from 2015-2018. However, according to Google, no evidence has been found which claims the misuse of any profile data.
The vice-president of Google’s engineering team broke the news in a blog on Monday.
“However, we ran a detailed analysis over the two weeks prior to patching the bug, and from that analysis, the profiles of up to 500,000 Google+ accounts were potentially affected. Our analysis showed that up to 438 applications may have used this API,” he said.
“We found no evidence that any developer was aware of this bug or abusing the API, and we found no evidence that any profile data was misused,” Smith added.
While the news broke out on Monday, Twitterati bids farewell, questioning the existence of the website till now
— Jonathan Pollinger – Social media trainer (@intranetfuture) October 8, 2018
Google Is Shutting Down Google+ After Exposing Data Of Up To 500,000 Users.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) October 8, 2018
— Oshiri Studios (@OshiriStudios) October 8, 2018
Farewell #GooglePlus, I shall remember with fondness all the times I have accidentally opened you, said “fuck”, then closed you again.
— . (@cripesonfriday) October 8, 2018
Google+ is shutting down! Shit! I was only using it the other d…it was 2013…but still…#GooglePlus
— Andy Coates RPT (@AndyWoodturner) October 8, 2018