Google just announced that its consumer version of their flagship social network Google+ will be canceled due to its Users’ data being exposed by a bug that was present for more than two years.
The Tech Giant said that there was a bug that left exposed around 500,000 users. According to a website, Google knew about the issue ever since March but has not announced about it. But Google has said in a statement that the public was not informed because the issue was not that serious enough, and added that their Privacy and Protection Office has reviewed about the issue, with a further review with the data that was involved. Any misuse of any evidence and actions that the Developers and Users could do in response.
The version of Google+ that caters to consumers have seen lower usage and engagement, the software’s 90% user session takes them less than 5 seconds.
Even though the company would stop offering Google+ to consumers, Google would still offer a private version of the service that caters to businesses that still uses the software.