We have entered the final stretch and we want to provide everyone in our community with an update on our progress and upcoming plans. Back in July we outlined a set of initiatives and have made significant progress on them since.
- A bug in the Google+ API left data like name, email address and gender of up to 500,000 users exposed
- Google patched the issue earlier this year and didn’t find any evidence of the data being misused
- This is the final nail in the coffin for Google+, which will be shut down by the end of 2019
In the past couple years we’ve seen a few giants either fall under scrutiny for how they’ve handled their user’s personal information –ahem-Facebook!-, or straight up had their user data held for ransom as was the case with Uber.