The problem is that Google made a decision to keep the security incident a secret, amid fears that it will lead to "immediate regulatory interest" and draw comparisons to Facebook'sCambridge Analytica scandal. But a two-week-long review of Google+ found that up to 500,000 users may have had their data exposed to developers of 438 applications.
The Wall Street Journal obtained internal memos showing that Google's management was aware of the bug, but chose not to share it with the public to avoid scrutiny by regulators.
Smith says in the post that Google+ "has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps". It said it would add "more granular" screens for granting permission to access data, and was adding new limits to the data that third-party apps can use. The bug has reportedly existed since 2015, and Google does not know if the information has been used.
Huawei to sell servers with own chips in cloud computing push
Huawei had unveiled its Kirin 970 chipset with built-in AI in September 2017, at the time calling it the "future of smartphones ". In the consumer market, HiAI will bring true intelligence to our consumer devices, making them smarter than ever.
"Our review showed that our Google+ APIs, and the associated controls for consumers, are challenging to develop and maintain". "Our goal is to support a wide range of useful apps, while ensuring that everyone is confident that their data is secure". The bug was reported to have potentially allowed app developers to access profile data from even private accounts. Google says it fixed the issue as soon as it was discovered, but the awful part of this all is that Google opted not to disclose the breach to users, instead sweeping the situation under the rug, hoping nobody would notice.
In response to the breach, Google is shutting down all consumer functionality of Google+.
Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, accessed information from as many as 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge. According to Google, 90% of Google+ user sessions were less than 5 seconds, which is strikingly low compared to other social networks. The company plans to keep Google+ up and running as an enterprise communications tool.
Google+ minus people: In a blog postpublished after the article ran, Google said it had found no evidence data had been abused, and that it would shut off consumer access to Google+ (a corporate version will presumably continue to run).
The firm estimated that device makers shipped almost 12 million smart speakers in Q2 2018, about 8 million more than a year ago. But the tech is also used for a selection of stories, which a parent can read from afar while relevant visual effects appear.
Selena Gomez is receiving treatment at a mental health facility after suffering what TMZ describes as a " emotional breakdown ". Gomez has frequently been open with both her mental and physical health, including her lupus diagnosis.
Cousins became the first player in National Football League history to complete at least 30 passes in four consecutive games. But they failed to recover an onside kick. "For him to make that kick is really why we brought him here".
The so-called "May 24 measures" of 2010 also banned North Korea from using shipping lanes in South Korean territory. They said in a join communique that the council "should start in due time revising the sanctions against the DPRK".
Invited to speak by Trump, West launched into a long, winding discourse, occasionally slapping the Resolute Desk for emphasis. Trump looked alternatively bemused, entertained, baffled, guarded and, yes, maybe even a little nervous all at once.
Iran's economy will shrink 1.5 per cent this year and 3.6 per cent in 2019 as oil production and exports plummet. While the damage from an all-out trade war wouldn't be catastrophic, slow growth can also pose problems.
In Seminole County, Georgia, a metal car-shelter lifted by a gust of wind hit a mobile home, killing a girl of 11. The beach town looked like it had been carpet bombed, with little left in the first blocks from the beach.
Thanks to his brilliant performances in Tests, Ravindra Jadeja is all set to make a comeback in the ODI squad. Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed continues to stay with the team after an impressive debut in the Asia Cup.
Despite going through the shredder , art experts believe that Banksy may have actually increased the value of the iconic work. Sotheby's said this was "certainly" the first time a work of art started to shred itself after coming under the hammer.
Rapper Kanye West had a few things to say when he stopped by the White House for a visit with President Donald Trump Thursday. West stopped his monologue for a moment, the president commented, "I'll tell you what, that was pretty impressive".
Red Sox eliminate rival Yankees, advance to ALCS
Asked after Boston's win about Hernandez's strike zone - and Sabathia's critique of it - Porcello was pointed in his response. Twitter absolutely went off on Hernandez during and after the game and he was actually trending in the USA after.