Google plus shutting down – consumer security steps- official announcement

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It is really a sad news for all of us specially for google plus users that Google plus is going to shutdown in April 2019.

Announcements by Google

Google already announced to shut down this product In December 2018. As per the reason of it, Google saying, they are going to shut down it due to low usage and having challenges in maintaining a successful product that consumer expects.

Basically, in november 2018 Google introduced an update on it. But This update came as impacts among some users.

Because there was an issue of bugs in the update. Consequently, all Google plus API was affected.

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As Google has discovered a new bug, therefore they decided to shut-down all Google+ APIs. This process is going to happen within the next 90 days as per Google’s decision.

At the same time Google has promised to take care about consumers security also.

What these bugs are for Google plus?

First of all Google noticed that all the APIs are not working as expected. Although they cured it promptly. But started to deliver the cause of the issue.

According to Google, there are approximately 52.5 million users use google plus. All the users Google + API have affected with this bug.

According to this API, apps that requested permission to view profile information that a user had added to their Google+ profile, like their name, email address, credentials , even more were granted permission to view your profile information even when you set it to not-public.

In addition, apps with access to a user’s Google plus profile data also had access to the profile data that had been shared with the consenting user by another Google plus user but that was not shared publicly.

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Mainly this bug does not give permission to the developers about all the information such as financial data, national identification numbers, passwords, or similar data.

You know very well that all these credentials are typically used for fraud or identity theft.

Therefore Google started to make all consumers know that they are going to shutdown Google plus APIs within the next 90 days.

Google says, you can check more about this topic from upcoming days. Likewise Google is taking action on it.

Google will also announce on it through their Google plus developer page. You can engage yourself over there to get updates from Google.


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