Google Data Breach: Google+ is shutting down for consumers because Google is too lazy to fix security issues with it

Sushubh

Administrator
#1
Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+

Finding 1: There are significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ product that meets consumers’ expectations.

Action 1: We are shutting down Google+ for consumers.
 

Sushubh

Administrator
#5
Google+ Shutting Down Following Privacy Vulnerability – Variety

In announcing the closure, Google acknowledged that Google+ failed to gain significant traction with consumers. “The consumer version of Google+ currently has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds,” the company said in a statement.
for years they kept the numbers secret because they did not want to admit what a failure they had on their hands with g+ despite how much they forced it on their platform.

now to justify shutting it down, they are revealing the numbers. ignoring the fact that there is a large number of people who are using g+ on a daily basis running highly successful communities with good user base.
 

dextermorgan

Amazing Member
Regulars
#6
Yes m sure enterprises will be okay with using google plus now that they disclosed the hack after these many years /s. what a shit show. it was a good product which they launched with that shitty invite system, just like google inbox.
 


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Sushubh

Administrator
#7
i did not read the entire blog post. but from my understanding the issue is with signin with google+.
google+ itself did not get hacked or anything.
they reduced the number of developers working on the product. of course something was going to be overlooked.
and now they say that it takes too much effort so we are just shutting down the entire platform instead of fixing the product.
 

dextermorgan

Amazing Member
Regulars
#10
i did not read the entire blog post. but from my understanding the issue is with signin with google+.
google+ itself did not get hacked or anything.
they reduced the number of developers working on the product. of course something was going to be overlooked.
and now they say that it takes too much effort so we are just shutting down the entire platform instead of fixing the product.
Its like giving permissions in android to android apps. When android apps require permission to read otps, they ask permissions to read entire messaging app. similarly, some apps were skimming google plus data when you authorise them. so theyre shutting down entire google plus and making sure android apps also require less permission in near future onwards