Google+ is shutting down for consumers

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Google is shutting down its social network Google+ after the discovery of a vulnerability that allowed developers access to private information of a profile.

Google found this vulnerability back in March this year but didn’t disclose until today. The reason for not disclosing earlier was to avoid any outrage and draw unwanted regulatory attention.

While talking about the bug, Google confirmed that the apps users granted access to public profile could also read the private information added in profile. The bug was patched immediately after it was reported.

Google also reports that there is no evidence that any developer was aware of the bug.

Google confirms that it will give users 10-month of time to transition out of Google+. It will be no more by the end of next August. It will soon announce more information including the options for downloading and migrating data.

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