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Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After 52.5 Million Users' Data Exposed

Users' names, birth dates, email addresses, work history and other data were exposed for nearly a week in November, Google says. It will now close the social network four months earlier than planned.
Google+ will shut down in April instead of August, after a new data vulnerability was found in its software. Source: Google+ /Screenshot by NPR

The Google+ social network inadvertently gave app developers access to information on some 52.5 million users — even data that users designated as private — because of a "bug" in its software, Google says. The company had already announced it was pulling

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