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Google+ Shutting Down After Data Leak Affecting 500000 Users

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Today Ars Technica had a news article called: Google+ Shutting Down After Data Leak Affecting 500000 Users.

This is disappointing news on several fronts, I am disappointed in Google for not disclosing the data leak back when it happened, and I am disappointed with Google’s decision for Google+.

RIP (rest in peace) Google+, and I think that Google should be punished for this and that they should be required to report situations like data leaks et cetera in the future.

The end,

-John Jr

7 replies on “Google+ Shutting Down After Data Leak Affecting 500000 Users”

Does anyone use Google Plus? I remember the company getting much flack back when they tried to integrate it with YouTube comments. Hopefully they receive severe fines for the data breach, because it is their responsibility to keep customer details secure. Trying to hide the hack is pretty shady. If you alert people early they can at least try to protect themselves by changing logins/passwords.

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Hello The Otaku Judge,

There are still a few people out there, I used it only with the publicize option on WordPress.com, and I liked it better than Fakebook or Twitter.

Yeah, Google handled that and Google+ in general pretty terribly, and I agree and hope that they do not get a free pass on this one.

Thank you for commenting,
-John Jr

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Hello Srishty,

Thank you for sharing your opinion.

While I am disappointed in Google’s decision and by their actions, maybe it is for the best, since they were mostly ignoring Google+ anyway.

I wonder if this is the end of Google trying to compete when it comes to social media?

-John Jr

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