Users who connect third-party apps with Google will get more granular control over what data gets shared. The lawsuit was blocked in the High Court on Monday. A bug in their Google+ People APIs, which potentially exposed the data of over 500.000 users and was promptly patched in March 2018.
That's the stunning revelation in a new report in The Wall Street Journal.
But it's not doing so exclusively out of concern for users' privacy: Smith admitted the network is not a success, saying "The consumer version of Google+ now has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds".
Google launched Google+ in 2011 with an emphasis on privacy, and included fine-grained tools to let users decide what content to share with which of their contacts. The application programming interface allows developers to offer features of one app in another.
While no evidence was found that indicates this bug was ever misused, it was determined that the complexity of protecting and operating a social network like Google+ was not a worthwhile endeavor when so few users actually used the service for any length of time.
The WSJ reported that the exposure dates back to 2015, although the company didn't comment on how long information was exposed.
As part of its response to the incident, the Alphabet Inc. unit plans to announce a sweeping set of data privacy measures that include permanently shutting downall consumer functionality of Google+, the people said.
Google's excuse is that it found no evidence of any of the data being misused, however, it also has no way of being sure of that.
The firm has also promised to institute new security rules, including limits around the types of use cases that are permitted to access consumer Gmail data. As a result, all European Union data protection authorities have jurisdiction to engage with Google on the breach. The company is henceforth shutting down Google+ to consumers. The search giant states that it wasn't able to maintain "a successful Google+ product that meets consumers' expectations".
In an unexpected blog posted today, Google revealed it was closing the rather unpopular social network Google+.
The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its gloomy report at a meeting in Incheon, South Korea . The report says the world needs to reach zero net emissions of carbon dioxide by 2050 to prevent a further rise in temperature.
To that end, the Pixel Slate can be easily attached to the Pixel Slate Keyboard (sold separately) and used with a digital stylus . The keyboard is backlit with rounded keys and connects to the Pixel Slate via a smart connector at the bottom of the device.
Visit SportsLine now to get MLB Playoff picks from the proven model that simulates every game 10,000 times, and find out . It's worth noting that even Holt indicated following Monday's game that he didn't expect to be in the lineup for Game 4.
When it comes to performance and speed, the Pixel 3 XL and regular 3 are certain to be some of the best in the business. With the latest iPhone launch, Apple leaned heavy on highlighting its ability to edit the depth of field in a photo.
Briatore acknowledged, however, that Ferrari also "made a lot of strategy mistakes in the last three or four races". Credit to them they executed well, but we need to look after ourselves and do our bit and then we see.
Companies are due to submit bids for the contract, which could last as long as 10 years, on 12th October. The spokesman added that Google is "working to support the U.S. government with our cloud in many ways".
Friends of Khashoggi say Turkish police have taken possession of footage from the neighbourhood as part of their investigation. Khashoggi, 59, went missing while on a visit to the consulate in Istanbul for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée.
Charles tore his right ACL in October 2015 and was released by the Chiefs after he underwent multiple knee surgeries in 2016. The former star National Football League running back was one of several running backs the Jaguars brought in for a workout.
Once again, you can save all your favourite moments with free, unlimited photo and video storage in the original resolution. Google has incorporated its famous AI into the cameras on the Pixel 3 in a more comprehensive way than ever before.
Global Warming of 1.5 °C is the first in a series of Special Reports to be produced in the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Cycle. The concept refers to how much carbon dioxide can be emitted before temperatures rise beyond a given threshold.
How Does the Flu Shot Keep You From Getting Sick?
That's not to mention the heavy toll of hospitalizations and deaths that occur mainly among people 65 and older. A child receives a seasonal flu shot at a health clinic in Elmsdale, N.S. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009.
Google reveals new Pixel phone, speaker to chase Apple, Amazon
Both the Pixel 3 variants come with high-quality Pixel USB-C earbuds and a USB-C Digital to 3.5 mm headphone adapter in the box. The new Pixel 3 models run Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and are powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC for blazing fast performance.
First five nominees for Ballon d'Or announced
The Tottenham striker captained England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years in Russian Federation this summer. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on Monday December 3 , with television coverage from 20:45 CET.
Banksy Painting - Who Knew It Was 'Self Destruct'?
Those who witnessed the incident said that afterward, Sotheby's security staff escorted a noisily protesting man off the premises. He said the auction house was still "busily figuring out" how the transaction for the now radically altered work will play out.
Borderlands 2 Is Coming To PlayStation VR This December
It's out on December 14, which will be the first new, or new-ish, Borderlands game since Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in 2014. Players will be able to navigate through the menus by "pointing, clicking, dragging. and dropping".
Seann Walsh's Girlfriend Issues Powerful Statement On Photos
Stacey Solomon told her "What a powerful, important message". "Everyone will have their own opinion on what we feel about it". Meanwhile, Seann wrote: "In light of the story in today's newspaper I would like to offer my honest apologies for my actions.
Macaulay Culkin Attends the American Music Awards 2018!
The diva quota will be filled by headliners Jennifer Lopez , Carrie Underwood , Mariah Carey and the ever-provocative Cardi B . Some of music's top stars, including Beyoncé, Ariana Grande , Rihanna and Kanye West, were absent from Tuesday's show.
Store owner stays put for Hurricane Michael
Heavy rain could trigger the same kind of unsafe flash flooding in the Big Bend, Panhandle, Georgia and SC , forecasters warned. Landfall is expected Wednesday on the northeastern Gulf Coast, where authorities warned of a potentially devastating strike.