Google+: Past, Present & Future

WINSTON BURTON | October 25, 2018

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Earlier this month, Google announced that it will be shutting down Google Plus for consumers in a 10-month phase-out. The decision follows a recent discovery of an undisclosed security flaw that exposed users’ profile data that was said to have been remedied in March. The software glitch may have exposed user information for up to 500,000 customers between 2015 and 2018. The Google Plus data that was potentially comprised includes names, email addresses, occupations, dates of birth, genders, and profile photos. According to reports, the move might affect some 100 million active users across the network. While this number may seem big, it’s actually small compared to social behemoths such as Facebook, which now has more than 2.2 billion active users per month.

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