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Google+ data breach leaks personal information on hundreds of thousands of users
Google has disclosed it suffered a big security breach with its social network called Google+ last spring but didn’t tell consumers about it until early October. Email addresses, user names, ages and other personal information of Google+ users were inadvertently made available to some of the technology companies that partner with Google.
As a result of the breach, Google will shut down Google+ in coming months. Now is a good time to spend a few minutes with your Google account, see if you're a member of Google+, consider closing your account now, and verify your Google privacy settings to make sure you know what personal information you're sharing.
Sources: CSO Online, Access Business Technologies, Heimdal Security, Symantec, SplashData, Cisco, CNBC, Education Connection
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