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Google exposed user data, feared repercussions of disclosing to public: WSJ

Reuters , Monday 8 Oct 2018
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Alphabet Inc's Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of its Google+ social network and opted not to disclose the issue partly due to fears of regulatory scrutiny, the Wall Street Journal said, citing unnamed sources.

A software glitch in the social site gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between 2015 and March 2018, when internal investigators discovered and fixed the issue, the report said https://on.wsj.com/2IJA1st, citing documents and people briefed on the incident.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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