We do know the affected accounts had their full name, email addresses, birth date, gender, profile photos, places lived, occupation, and relationship status exposed.
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.
But in a blog post today, Ben Smith, Google Fellow and Vice President of Engineering, saidthe bug allowed third-party apps to also gain access to users' data that was marked private, not just the public data the apps would have normally been allowed to see. The undertaking is called Project Strobe, which looks "at the operation of our privacy controls, platforms where users were not engaging with our APIs because of concerns around data privacy, areas where developers may have been granted overly broad access, and other areas in which our policies should be tightened". Google says that there was no evidence that the information was misused, but that a total of 438 apps had access. As part of that, a bug in Google + was found that could have been a potential leak if it wasn't caught in time.
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.
Google is shutting down its Google+ social network after it covered up a gaping security hole that exposed the personal data of half a million internet users. The issue reportedly affected users on the site between 2015 and March 2018. That means we can not confirm which users were impacted by this bug. Y'know...other than users' data, and consumer trust. They'll further limit these permissions by removing contact interaction data for the Android Contacts API. Users (whoever they might be) have had plenty of time to download and migrate their data before the platform's final days arrive in August of next year.
Rare 375-pound white tiger reportedly mauls zookeeper in Japan At just past 5:00 p.m., an employee at the Hirakawa Zoo alerted emergency services after the tiger bit 40-year-old Akira Furusho. In 2017, a zookeeper in Bangalore, India was attacked by two white tiger cubs while cleaning their enclosure in a wildlife park.
Such apps include email clients, backup and productivity services, Smith said.
"We have many enterprise customers who are finding great value in usingGoogle+ within their companies", the internet firm said.
Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai was briefed on the plan not to notify users after an internal committee had reached that decision, according to WSJ. That's when Googlefinally shut the door on the bug. In a blog post by the company highlighting its findings, it's stated that 90 percent of all Google+ visits last fewer than five seconds.
The review did highlight the significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ that meets consumers' expectations.
Corbin looked confused on the outside of the ring, and that's when the Conquistador revealed that he was actually Kurt Angle. He and Triple H reunited as D-Generation X on Raw and challenged The Undertaker and Kane to a tag match at Crown Jewel .
It is also expected to come with an upgraded front camera that can capture videos at 1080p, and 60 frames per second. As we inch towards the end of a smartphone year, we will witness one of the last few major launches of 2018 tonight.
Patrick Cushing, and his girlfriend of two years, Amanda Halse, have also been confirmed as among the dead. Other victims include Robert and Mary Dyson, who were married in 2009 and have one son together.
The trade war between China and the U.S. is however being seen as a barrier to co-operation in the North Korean crisis. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang this weekend to pave the way for another Trump-Kim summit.
Caroline Wozniacki defeated Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-3 to win the China Open and her third WTA title of the year on Sunday. The time off allowed her body to mend and she returned to the sport in January 2015.
In one case, the prime minister is suspected of accepting lavish gifts from a pair of billionaire friends. According to rules, meals can not be ordered from the prime minister's residence when a cook is employed.
People attend a mass prayer for Palu at Talise beach one week after the tsunami hit Palu, Indonesia , October 5, 2018. Reports indicate that the country's early detection warning systems were not working before the tsunami hit.
Expect run support as Eovaldi is inconsistent and will likely struggle in the home run haven of Yankee Stadium. The conversation turned to the insecurity that envelops most people that play major league baseball.
The Cityzens are level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool but their goal differential is better than the other two. Since pre-season I believe I've understood the way Jurgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays.
Whilst Android users are generally blown away when they receive a firmware update, iOS device owners just accept it as the norm. Apple has released an update for iOS 12 which fixes several bugs experienced by iPhone Xs and Xs Max users, The Verge reports.
Skripal, a former GRU colonel, was convicted of treason in 2006 by a Russian court after being accused of spying for Britain. Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT's editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals' poisoning.
Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist
Saudi Arabia is ranked 169th out of 180 in the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders' latest World Press Freedom Index. The Committee to Protect Journalists said it was alarmed by reports Khashoggi may have been killed inside the consulate.
Nikki Haley 'quits' as USA ambassador to United Nations
Haley had told him six months ago she would leave at the end of the year . "But I will tell you that I think it's time". Haley, meanwhile, also said that she will not be running in the 2020 elections and that she will campaign for Trump.
Antonio Brown to Police, Someone Stole $80,000 and My Gun!
Some of the items fell within "a mere foot or two" of them and could have severely injured or possibly killed them, the suit said. Brown has until Thursday to respond to Sternberg's lawsuit after filing for an extension in September.
First look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman no responses
It's pretty chic, which isn't surprising considering it's been designed by Oscar victor Colleen Atwood . Whatever world we're in, it's very exciting to get a look at Batwoman as she'll appear onscreen.
Kanye West to Meet With Trump, Jared Kushner
Kanye, I know you're like, 'Yo, this is the real me, I'm off the meds'. "You see they laughing at me", West said. Jared Kushner , Mr Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, will also be present, the paper reports .
Pixel Slate, new Chromecast, Google Home Hub expected
Speaking of colours, a separate leak, posted on GSM Arena , claims that Google will continue its slightly wacky naming convention. Like the Google Home speakers, the Home Hub will also come with Assistant and the ability to control other smart home devices.