Google to shut down Google+ after failing to disclose user data breach
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.
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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