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Google+ hit by second API bug impacting 52.5 million users

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Google moves Google+ sunset date forward, from August 2019 to April 2019.
Google revealed today a second bug in the Google+ API that could have been abused to steal the private data of nearly 52.5 million users.
According to a Google spokesperson, the bug came to light following internal tests and was not exploited by any third-party, at least based on current evidence.
Following the discovery of this new API bug, Google has also decided to move the shutdown date for the consumer version of Google+ from August 2019 to April 2019.
Google previously announced its plans to shut down the consumer version of the Google+ social network after the company found another API bug in October that exposed the private profile details of over 500,000 users.
According to an incident report published by Google earlier today, this second bug resided in the Google+ People API endpoint that apps and developers used to get information about user profiles.

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