The bug, discovered in March during an internal company review, could have allowed outside software developers - or people posing as outside developers - to learn the names, email addresses, occupations, genders and ages of Google+ users.
Smith says in the post that Google+ "has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps". "None of these thresholds were met in this instance", the company said.
Google does not yet have a lead EU Supervisory authority, as the breach apparently happened before the EU's newprivacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was implemented.
Google found and patched the hole this March and an engineering team had briefed CEO Sundar Pichai on the issue along with its prposed intention to not disclose the vulnerability for fear of government investigation and loss of public trust. 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.
Dow Jones drops 832 points in third worst drop in history
Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent, South Korea's Kospi dropped 1.1 percent and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gained 0.1 percent. The 10-year Treasury yield remained at 3.20 per cent, about where it was late on Tuesday, after earlier touching 3.24 per cent.
However, Google will continue to use Google+ for Enterprise purposes as an internal social network for companies rather than for consumers, saying that it is the most popular use of the social network.
The incident also marks the beginning of the end for Google+, which the company plans to shut down over the next year. In fact, 90%of Google+ user sessions only last less than five seconds. Google fixed the bug on the down low, said nothing, and then moved on.
Google will retire its Google+ social network after it admitted to finding flaws that may have exposed private data from up to half a million accounts.
Google has declined to comment on why it held off reporting the breach.
Because of all of this, Google announced that it would be shutting down Google+ for consumers. The incident was discovered in the same month that it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of 50 million Facebook users. It said it had no evidence that the data was misused or that any developer was aware of it or had exploited the leak.
It has more than 30 factories making consumer products ranging from bicycles and detergents to edible oil and drinks. Dewji said in 2015 that it had revenues of $2-billion (R29.2-billion) and employed 24,000 people.
Turkish security sources told TRT World that the "hit squad" took CCTV footage from the consulate with them when they left Turkey. Turkish authorities have privately said they believe Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was killed inside the consulate.
The delegation will leave for Bali today, to attend the meeting taking place on the Indonesian island from October 12 to 14. At its annual meeting in Bali it downgraded its prediction to 3.7% from 3.9% in July.
I have my coach here this week and even he's really happy with the way I'm hitting it, and I hit it pretty good today as well. Sharma, a two-time Asian Tour victor , now leads the Habitat for Humanity Standings with a season's haul of $608,494.
To recap, this smartphone features a 6-inch Super AMOLED display pushing a Full HD+ resolution of 2220×1080 pixels. In Europe, it will start at €599 / £549 (between $700-$725), with the 8GB variant sure to be a little more.
But the encounter veered into many more topics, a lot of them having to do with the administration's accomplishments. West also argued that Trump deserved more respect, saying: "if he don't look good, we don't look good".
The governor explained that people with mental health problems deserve love, care, understanding and support. It's just as important to take action to look after your mental health, as your physical health.
The storm is now moving north, crossing into the Gulf of Mexico, and will likely curve to the east after its coastal impact. The Federal Emergency Management Agency had numerous teams deployed and ready to respond, said FEMA spokesman Jeff Byard.
Authorities are correcting early reports about the death of an 11-year-old girl as Hurricane Michael blew over southwest Georgia. The governor activated 750 National Guardsmen for storm response on Monday, on top of the 500 activated the day before.
Tatum and Dewan were together for almost 10 years and share 5-year-old daughter Everly. Another user claimed that they saw Tatum and Jessie J at a restaurant on October 5.
Facebook launches camera-equipped screen
It is programmed to capture quality sound, minimize the background noise, provide real-time video call experience to users. Facebook assures those interested that the Portal devices are "built with privacy and security in mind".
Climate Change Is Bad for Our Mental Health
Further low-income individuals seemed to be affected more (60 percent more ) with climate change than other income groups. Tarun Dua, mental health expert at WHO, explained: "Half of mental health disorders arise before the age of 14".
Pentagon Orders Entire F-35 Fleet Grounded
More than 320 F-35s around the world must now undergo the inspections, according to a source familiar with the program. Government Accountability Office has projected a total lifetime cost of $1 trillion for the program.
Status Orange warning in place as Storm Callum approaches
There is also the risk of further severe Southerly winds impinging onto Southern and Eastern coastal areas during the day. From midnight on Saturday, weather experts have warned of yet more "heavy and persistent" rainfall across the city.
Will Smith Debuts New Tease for Disney's Aladdin
Thankfully, he won't have to wait ten thousand years for the movie to be released and get such a crick in his neck while doing so. As well as Tim Burton's Dumbo and Jon Favreau's The Lion King , we're getting Guy Ritchie's take on Aladdin in May.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Color Variants Revealed Via New Report
The NPU will likely be a highlight of these new chips because Samsung will want to compare its AI against Apple and Huawei's NPUs. Follow the below instructions to install the early Android Pie on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Snapdragon 845 chipset.
Overwatch LEGO Bastion Now Available for Purchase
This model comprises of 182 pieces, including either a tile or sticker that denotes the set as a Blizzard exclusive. Fans will also appreciate Bastion's friendly bird sidekick, Ganymede, also in the unique Omnic Crisis orange skin.
Quake near Bali, Indonesia, kills at least 3
The magnitude 7.5-quake and a subsequent tsunami razed swathes of the city of Palu on Sulawesi island on September 28. The accident mitigation agency, shows the damages from an quake in East Java's Sumenep district on October 11, 2018.