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Peter Kurilecz
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11/10/2018 8:36 am  

This March, as Facebook was coming under global scrutiny over the harvesting of personal data for Cambridge Analytica, Google discovered a skeleton in its own closet: a bug in the API for Google+ had been allowing third-party app developers to access the data not just of users who had granted permission, but of their friends.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/08/google-plus-security-breach-wall-street-journal

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Andrew Ysasi, MS
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11/10/2018 8:54 am  

Personally, I have moved away and moving away other accounts from Google+ and Gmail due to privacy concerns.  I use Protonmail now and yes, it is a pain to have to enter in a second password to decrypt my mailbox, but there is comfort in that as well.  Further, they support two-factor authentication.  I'm a fan.

Andrew Ysasi, MS
FIP, CIPM, CIPP, CISM, PMP, CRM, IGP
Vice President of Advocacy | VRC


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