The Wall Street Journalreported that a software glitch caused Google to expose personal-profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, and managers at the search-giant made a decision to keep the info under wraps.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Google executives opted against notifying users earlier because of concerns it would catch the attention of regulators and draw comparisons to a data privacy scandal at Facebook. The glitch meant developers could access private details about people's friends too, including things like their email addresses, birthdays, profile photos, occupations, and relationship statuses. It said it had no evidence that any third-party developer was aware of the bug or had misused profile data.
Google has worked to improve Google+ over the years with severalnotableupdates ever since the social networkfirst launched in 2011. The Alphabet-owned company also said Monday it would curtail developer access to user data on Android phones and Gmail.
In the blog post, Google said it did not immediately announce the problems with Google+ because it was not sure which users to inform, who they were and what affected users could do to protect themselves.
Google is now shuttering Google+ as a delayed response.
Google has declined to comment on why it held off reporting the breach. The company was the target of a massive class action lawsuit in the United Kingdom after 4 million users had their personal data collected and allegedly used for targeted advertising.
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