Another Bug In Google+ Paves Way For The Platform’s Early Shut-Down


In light of yet another
bug discovered by Google in its social network that goes by the name of Google+,
the platform’s close-down is proximate.

Reportedly,
the glitch has affected Over 52 million users. 

Despite the account’s being set
to private it lays bare personal information like the name, age, occupation and
email-address to third party developers.

The bug had
come into existence in November but was discovered not of late.

Google+ was
already on the path of getting shut down when in October it was revealed that
500,000 users’ data had already been exposed.

The new hot
discovery has only further ignited the fire of this close-down, which will ensue
within 90 days.
David
Thacker, the head of product management for G Suite, recently cited his views which
implied that the new bug’s existence shall result in closing down of all the
Google+ APIs. [Application Programming Interfaces]
An occurrence
that David Thacker called as “Sun-Setting” of Google+ consumers is also to be
accelerated from August 2019 to April 2019.
In October
when the news of exposed data came forward, the users got unsettled, especially
when it got to the public’s notice that the company knew about the issue ever
since March.
The company
intentionally decided not to tell the public about it dreading the idea of a
scrutiny.
Meanwhile, the
safeguarding of users is also being regarded as a priority by Google. The issue
came into view during the routine testing by the Google staff.
As of now
there is no proof as such, of any involvement of any fishy party with respect to
the bug.
Sundar
Pichai appeared before the Congressional committee, and a day before that is when
the latest admission of the bug showed up. The hearing is to be all about
Google’s work and internal affairs.

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