• Congress is fed up with Google after it hid major data breach for months

    5 days ago - By The Next Web

    Google's childish approach to business ethics has landed it in hot water with Congress yet again. After discovering a software glitch earlier this year - persisting since 2015 - the company chose to hide it from consumers and regulators. That is, until The Washington Post exposed it earlier this week. The glitch, which has since been fixed, affected the company's Google+ social network and exposed the personal data of nearly 500K users. Google has since shut Google+ down permanently. But questions remain over the timeline, and why the company chose not to disclose the glitch and potential...
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  • Senators demand Google hand over internal memo urging Google+ cover-up

    Senators demand Google hand over internal memo urging Google+ cover-up

    5 days ago - By ZDnet

    Republican senators start inquiry in Google's handling of Google+ security breach.
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  • Google+ for consumers is dying, but Google just gave it new features for the workplace

    Google+ for consumers is dying, but Google just gave it new features for the workplace

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Google announced new business features for Google+ on Thursday, just days after it closed Google+ to the public.
    Google is in the midst of controversy - and possible legal action - over its decision not to disclose a glitch in Google+ that left users' data exposed.
    The new features on Google+ are designed to make it easier for employees to engage in conversations across the company, and give IT admins more capabilities.
    Google announced on Thursday that it's adding new features to Google+ for businesses - just days after Google shuttered Google+ to the general public after reports that it...
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  • Consumer Watchdog On Google+ Breach: ‘Google Cannot Be Trusted'

    5 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Non-profit public interest advocates at Consumer Watchdog blasted Google over the Google+ data breach that saw information of up to 500,000 users leaked, having proclaimed that the episode serves as final evidence that the tech giant “cannot be trusted to police its own platforms.” The organization welcomed the June enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act , asserting that other states need to follow suit as quickly as possible and draft their own legislation that would force Google and other tech companies to start treating their users' data with more respect.
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