Google Plus shutting down after security glitch shows up to 500,000 users' data

Google Plus shutting down after security glitch shows up to 500,000 users' data: Google is closing its troubled Google Plus social network following the discovery of a software glitch this past spring that may have exposed user information of up to 500,000 customers between 20015 and 2018, the company said Monday.

Ben Smith, Google's vice president of engineering, confirmed in a blog post the company had detected a "bug" in March that impacted the profiles of as many as 500,000 Google Plus users. Google said it immediately fixed the security flaw and had not uncovered evidence that the information was mishandled by any of hundreds of third-party developers that may have had access to the user data.

Despite the security flaw, Google executives opted not to disclose the problem at the time... Read More