Google Is Shutting Down Google+ For Consumers Following Security Lapse


Google is going to shut down the consumer version of Google+ over the next 10 months, the company writes in a blog post today. The decision follows the revelation of a previously undisclosed security flaw that exposed users’ profile data that was remedied in March 2018.

Google says Google+ currently has “low usage and engagement” and that 90 percent of Google+ user sessions last less than five seconds. Still, the company plans to keep the service alive for enterprise customers who use it to facilitate conversation among co-workers.

In addition to sunsetting Google+, the company announced new privacy adjustments for other Google service which will limit developers’ access to data on Android devices and Gmail.

Read more The Verge.




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