Google Hit by Insider Data Breach - Infosecurity Magazine
Overview. On October 8, 2018, Google announced a data breach that impacted users of its Google+ social media network (“Google+ Data Breach”). The personal information of up to 500,000 Google+ users was exposed due to a software glitch that gave third-party application developers access to private Google+ profile data between 2015 and March 2018. Google News - Equifax data breach settlement - Overview Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information amp video_youtube Jul 22, 2019 bookmark_border Google Spent Months Hiding a Security Breach Affecting The Google signed a consent decree with the FTC in 2011 to settle allegations that an earlier social media platform, Google Buzz, mishandled user data. As part of that settlement, the company agreed to 20 years of privacy audits and to not misrepresent its privacy polices in the future.
Read more: Google Plus is shutting down after data breach compromises 500k accounts While Google insists that 90 per cent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds, the problem is that everyone with a Gmail or Google account automatically has a G+ account.
Jul 22, 2020 Court Approves $7.5 Million Google’s Data Breach Settlement In January, TopClassActions reported that in California, U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila approved Google's $7.5 million settlement with users to end data breach claims caused by two software bugs in its now-defunct Google Plus (Google ) social network service. According to the memorandum, the payout will apply to "All persons residing in the United States who: (1) had a consumer Google
Google said that it will hasten the social network’s death, “sunsetting” Google Plus in April 2019 rather than August. The shuttering of the platform’s API will occur in the next 90 days, the company said. The second Google data breach, coming months after a previous one, has reignited concerns about user privacy and security safeguards
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