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Google Plus Shutting down Review

Unfortunately, Google will be shutting down ‘Google Plus’ within the next 10 months from now. This is due to one of a disclosed security vulnerability which may have exposed multiple user profile data since March 2018.

Google have discovered a security bug that allow third party developers to access to any of a users private profile in the Google Plus network.

Google stated in their blog that:

“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.”

Ben Smith, Google fellow and VP of engineering, writes:

“Only apps directly enhancing email functionality — such as email clients, email backup services and productivity services (e.g., CRM and mail merge services) — will be authorized to access this data.”

Source:  Google is shutting down Google+ for consumers following security lapse

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