Google announced shutting down of the most popular social network, Google+ after user data was left exposed by others.
Google team said a bug in its software meant information exposed that people believed was private as had been accessible by third parties.
The team announced that nearly 500,000 users had been affected by this bug.
Google+ was started in 2011,
Now, after the several years of the popular social network that it was going to be shut down, Google is bringing Google+ for consumers to an end.
According to a survey report in the Wall Street Journal, the company knew about the bug issue in March but did not disclose about it.
In a statement, the firm said the issue was not serious enough to inform the public.
“Our Privacy and Data Protection Office reviewed this issue, looking at the type of data involved, whether we could accurately identify the users to inform, whether there was any evidence of misuse, and whether there were any actions a developer or user could take in response.
“None of these thresholds were met here.”
Google team said it would continue services to offer private Google+ powered networks for businesses currently using the software.
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