Google+ was launched in June, 2011 as a way to compete with other social networks such as Facebook. It is a root-and-branch review of third-party developer access to Google accounts and Android device data and of our philosophy around apps' data access, he wrote.
Google has finally given up on its aspirations to take on Facebook by shutting down its only social media platform Google Plus.
The WSJreported that the exposure dates back to 2015, although the company didn't comment on how long information was exposed.
The issue with Google's actions over the Google+ data breach, however, was not with how it fixed the bug, as it did so right away.
Speaking about the exposed data, Google said on Monday: "We found no evidence that any developer was aware of this bug, or abusing the API, and we found no evidence that any profile data was misused". Moving forward, Google will only allow apps that specifically enhance email functionality to access the data.
The company says it discovered and patched the issue in March but decided not to disclose it immediately. Google CEO Sundar Pichai was informed of the plan to hide the security incident from the general public.
"We are shutting down Google+ for consumers", Smith added, admitting that the product was, at best, underwhelming.
After the security breach in one of the Google+ APIs, Google has not only chose to shut down Google+'s consumer version but they are also looking to make major changes in its developer tools to tighten the security. "Our goal is to support a wide range of useful apps, while ensuring that everyone is confident that their data is secure".
Those who are very panicked may find solace in the fact that Google did state that the firm only keeps API log data for two weeks.
Google has admitted that adoption of the its social network and subsequent user engagement has been low, with 90% of Google+ user sessions lasting for less than five seconds.
The smartphone could have a few variants to choose from that come with 4GB, 6GB or 8GB RAM, and up to 512GB of built-in storage. Evan Blass Tweeted out a Mate 20 Pro render over night showing what appears to be an official render of the phone.
Five-year-old Maud Windsor, the granddaughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, has also been asked to be a bridesmaid. They are protective over their young children, and choose not to show their children's faces when they post on social media.
Michael made landfall Wednesday near Mexico Beach as monstrous Category 4 hurricane , annihilating homes with its 155-mph winds. Emergency officials in SC are reporting no injuries or deaths so far as Tropical Storm Michael moves across the state.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted Jose Mourinho has the ability to improve this Manchester United team over the 2018/19 season. As a leader you can talk on the pitch, but I have seen leaders who do not necessarily speak.
Trump said earlier this week that he thought the central bank was moving too quickly with a series of planned interest rate hikes. But in an interview with CNN in Bali, Mnuchin appeared to contradict Trump's suggestion that the Fed was partly to blame.
This was, according to the agreement, "recognising that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change ". Transportation is the only sector in Europe whose emissions of global-warming gasses are still growing.
Going forward, we're definitely going to see more Android phone makers offering different takes on gesture-based interfaces. Also introduced was the new Google Home Hub , an Amazon Echo Show-like device that is a digital assistant with a screen.
The FBI did not interview either Ford or Kavanaugh about the allegations. "What they did was a disgrace", he said . There are 100 Senators, two from each state, and Republicans now hold a razor thin majority with 51 seats.
Now, as part of that UI, you'll be getting a number of Samsung's apps, like Samsung Pay and Bixby, whether you like it or not. The first sensor is an ultra wide sensor with 120-degree field of view, f/2.4 aperture, and 8-megapixel resolution.
Kavanaugh said on Monday he was starting his new job without bitterness, seeking to set a new tone after the divisive process. The 53-year-old justice was sworn in on Saturday evening in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court .
The storm had top sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (96 kph) and was moving to the northeast at 20 miles per hour (32 kph). Rick Scott has urged anyone in an evacuation zone to leave immediately, calling the storm "monstrous" and "deadly".
Kanye West defends support for Trump, in front of Trump
A number of Manchester United fans have criticised the club for sharing a photo of Kanye West in the club's gear on Twitter . At the White House, West continued to praise Trump at the meeting, at one point running around the desk to hug him.
Kanye: 'Trump hat made me feel like Superman'
The club shared an image of the typically straight faced Kanye West , with the caption: 'The worldwide break has got us like'. And not only did he greet Trump with a big, affectionate cuddle, he also dubbed himself a "crazy motherfucker".
Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030
Temperatures would be 1.5C higher between 2030 and 2052 if the world continued at its current pace, it warned. This means that any remaining emissions would need to be balanced by removing Carbon dioxide from the air.
Selena Gomez Hospitalized For 'Emotional Breakdown'
The singer and actress revealed her lupus diagnosis in 2014 and underwent a kidney transplant last summer. Although she was released, she was re-admitted just a few days later when the low count persisted.