Go(CIA)ogle Concealed Data Breach Over Fear Of Repercussions; Shuts Down Google+ Service

Monday, October 8, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Mon, 10/08/2018

Google opted in the Spring not to disclose that the data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users had been exposed because the company says they found no evidence of misuse, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Silicon Valley giant feared both regulatory scrutiny and regulatory damage, according to documents reviewed by the Journal and people briefed on the incident.

In response to being busted, Google parent Alphabet is set to announce broad privacy measures which include permanently shutting down all consumer functionality of Google+, a move which “effectively puts the final nail in the coffin of a product that was launched in 2011 to challenge Facebook, and is widely seen as one of Google’s biggest failures.”

Shares in Alphabet fell as much as 2.1% following the Journal’s report:

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