Google Plus Being Shut Down Next Year

Google Plus Being Shut Down Next Year

Google Plus Being Shut Down Next Year

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Google had opted not to disclose the issue with its Application Program Interfaces (API) partly due to fears of regulatory scrutiny, citing unnamed sources and internal documents. March was when a software bug was fixed that allowed third-party developers to access personal data. Also in recent weeks, Google has been strongly criticized about building a search engine that would censor information as part of a possible-entry into China. Google says they have no evidence that any developer harvested that data and don't show evidence that any even knew the bug existed. The lawsuit was blocked in the High Court on Monday.

In a surprise announcement, Google announced today its plans to shut down the consumer version of Google+.

Google is expected to announce the breach on Monday, as well as its plans shut down Google+, according to the Wall Street Journal.

One of the changes that Google is making to help give users even more control over their data is more in-depth permission dialog boxes.

As a part of the announcement of the breach, Google has chose to implement more fine-grained permissions for accessing user data from apps.

"The review did highlight the significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ that meets consumers' expectations".

When people found out about it, it made a decision to shut down Google+ in a knee-jerk reaction.

Google+ was introduced in 2011 as the tech giant's response to the rising social network phenomenon and as a rival to Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.

Besides low usage, Google+ engagement rates are also defeating, with 90-percent of all sessions lasting for under five seconds, according to Alphabet's subsidiary.

As many as 438 outside apps may have connected with the flawed software. In July, the company was criticized after reports that employees for a third-party email app could read our emails if we integrated those apps with our Gmail account.

The company will wind down the Google Plus network during a 10-month period expected to be done by the end of next August, Smith wrote in his post.

So, for example, if you're using your Google account to sing into a new service and it requests access to your Calendar and Drive, you'll be able to grant or deny that permission on a per-service basis.

"Over the years we've received feedback that people want to better understand how to control the data they choose to share with apps on Google+".

Secondly, access to the Gmail API is going to be limited to only those apps that directly enhance email functionality.

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