Personal information of Google Plus users has been exposed to third parties, including software developers, due to software bugs.
Google said it will shut down its consumer version of Google Plus service five months earlier than expected in April, IT news media The Burger and the Daily Washington Post said on Wednesday.
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Google said in a blog post, "During the 6 days of November, we were exposed to personal information such as user name, email address, address, occupation, age, which means that third parties have access to the information. "
Although the Google Plus personal information leak did not immediately lead to information theft or misuse, the number of affected users is enormous, so it appears that the wavelengths are likely to be trivial.
Earlier, Google acknowledged in October that a software bug caused Google to disclose user information to Google Plus. At that time, the number of users was limited to 500,000.
The Washington Post predicted that Google's chief executive, Sundar Pichia, is due to testify before Congress on Wednesday, revealing the information leak.
Google will send a message about privacy to users affected by software bugs.
David Tucker, vice president of Google Product Management, said in the WP that "we will not stop our work to construct a safer privacy system."