The bug, discovered in March during an internal company review, could have allowed outside software developers - or people posing as outside developers - to learn the names, email addresses, occupations, genders and ages of Google+ users. Explaining this bug, Googlesaid, "With this API, users can grant access to their Profile data, and the public Profile information of their friends to Google+ apps". In the meantime, Google says users should stay tuned for more information on how to download their data from the site, should they so desire. "None of these thresholds were met in this instance", he said.
According to the Journal, Google's legal and policy team warned senior executives at the company that disclosing the security flaw could lead to "immediate regulatory interest".
Google+ minus people: In a blog post published after the article ran, Google said it had found no evidence data had been abused, and that it would shut off consumer access to Google+ (a corporate version will presumably continue to run).
Google has denied the newspaper's accusations, saying it determined its course of action based on the data involved in the breach, lack of evidence of data misuse and the challenge of determining precisely how many and which users were affected.
Google+ will come to an end for consumers next August, but business users will still be able to use the service as an internal corporate social network. Google plans to shut down its social network and announce newprivacy measures in response to the incident, the paper said. In fact, 90%of Google+ user sessions only last less than five seconds.
Google will limit Android apps' ability to access SMS data, call logs, and contacts.
Gmail add-ons available to consumers starting next year will be barred from selling user data and be subject to a third-party security assessment that will cost them about $15,000 to $75,000, Google said.
The WSJreport and Google blog both agree that Google discovered the bug in spring of 2018, although the motivation for what happened afterwards differs. Google also says that instead of showing all the permissions required in a single screen, apps will show you each requested permission one at a time so that you have a better knowledge of what you're giving permission to.
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Total retail sales, which include sales of both products and services, rose to €38.8 billion from €38.3 billion a year earlier. Presently, the Ikea has two stores in the Baltics - in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
At 12:44 p.m., the Nikkei 225 average traded at 22,496.24, down 1,009.80 points, or 4.30 percent, from Wednesday's closing. Boeing lost 4.7 per cent to US$367.57 and Alphabet, Google's parent company, gave up 4.6 per cent to US$1092.16.
But, to be on safer side, WhatsApp users are advised to exercise caution while receiving video calls from strangers. The move has been making the rounds ever since Facebook acquired WhatsApp, the report added.
Nuruddin said the attack was meant to eliminate the Awami League's leadership, including Hasina. "God knows everything. The BNP says the case was politically motivated and aimed at destroying the image of party leaders.
Storm surge could be over a foot in Panama City and massive damage there is expected. "They are their best first responders". The fix bill came in at more than $60 billion, ranking Irma among the most costly storms in USA history.
It also has identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members can be denied entry upon arrival. Israel, and Erdan in particular, have come under widespread criticism for their handling of Alqasem's case.
Against this background, Wheeler said greater efforts must be made to "help young people build mental resilience". Chance's tweet drew praise from others on Twitter, with many expressing thanks for his empathy.
Surendran claimed there were now "hundreds of Malaysians" on death row in foreign countries, particularly for being drug mules. The UN envoy noted the majority of executions today are carried out in China, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
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Portal: New home device from Facebook
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Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction
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F-35 jets: US military grounds entire fleet
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Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania
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This is what to expect when Storm Callum hits Northern Ireland
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Hurricane Michael rips through Florida's Panhandle
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