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Google Plus to shut down after massive data exposure of 500K accounts

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By: Keerthi Mohan

Google on Monday (8) announced its decision to shut down its social networking site Google Plus after a technical glitch was found to have compromised personal information of over 500,000 users. Ben Smith, Google Fellow and vice-president of engineering, however, said the company could not confirm which users were impacted by the bug. “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…

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