Google+ shut down after security flaw discovered
09 October 2018 | 1:32 pm
Alphabet Inc.’s Google said it found a “software glitch” in its Google+ social network in March that could have exposed the personal data of as many as half a million users, but decided not to tell the public until Monday.
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