Google will retire its Google+ social network after it admitted to finding flaws that may have exposed private data from up to half a million accounts.
That decision could run afoul of relatively new rules in California and Europe governing when a company must disclose a security incident.
Google said it's pulling the plug on its unpopular Google+ social network after admitting to a software bug that exposed the personal information of as many as 500,000 users.
"None of these thresholds were met here.", she said.
Google, however, claims that there is "no evidence that any developer was aware of this bug, or abusing the API" and that is has "found no evidence that any Profile data was misused".
One of Google+'s People APIs allowed 438 external apps to obtain users' names, email addresses, occupations, genders and ages, even for accounts that were made private.
Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. It did not include phone numbers, the content of emails or messages, or other kinds of communication data.
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Google has announced that it's kicking its floundering social media platform Google+ to the curb, some seven years after it was first introduced.
Google will be shutting down Google+ for consumers as part of a data privacy measure announced on Monday.
The company added that it chose to sunset the consumer version of Google+ due to the significant challenges in creating and maintaining it and its very low usage.
The company said it will give consumers more control over what data apps can access.
The company said it'll focus its energy on using Google+ as an enterprise product within companies.
Project Strobe will also lead to Google account holders getting more fine-grained controls over the data they share with apps, which now have overly broad access to user information, Google said.