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Google Plus data breach

Google is killing Google+ after security flaw exposed user information

October 8th, 2018

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal published Monday lunchtime, a software glitch within Google+ exposed the private profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users to outside developers. The glitch was live for nearly three years, according to the reports, but Google decided not to make the bug public because it feared regulation, …

Has My Facebook Account Been Hacked

How to find out if your social media accounts have been compromised

July 21st, 2016

When it comes to the internet, there are few things more frightening than finding out that one of your social media accounts has been compromised. Our Facebook accounts in particular are home to countless private details and conversations, which is exactly why we should be diligent about checking the status of our accounts on a regular basis, …

Google Plus Is Dead Profiles

Shoveling more dirt onto Google+’s grave

July 27th, 2015

A little more than four years ago, Google unveiled Google+, an awkwardly named social network that Google hoped would become a serious rival to Facebook. It goes without saying that didn’t happen even though Google annoyingly tried to push the platform onto anyone who used any of its services. Google has spent the last several …

Google Online Photo Service

It looks like Google+ wasn’t a total waste after all

May 19th, 2015

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Google+ user with any affinity for the service, but that’s not to say there aren’t elements of the social network experiment worth saving. Bloomberg News first reported last year that Google might be planning to spin off its photo sharing and storage features from Google+, and now people familiar with the plans tell Bloomberg that …

Google Plus Progress Report

Whether you like it or not, Google+ is here to stay

October 7th, 2014

It seemed inevitable that Google’s social experiment would eventually be scrubbed off the face of the Internet. The disdain for Google+ and Google’s forced implementation of the social media platform into each and every one of its products seems to be pushing users away, but in an interview with Re/code, new head of social media David Besbris …

Google Plus Real Name Requirement

Google finally gives Google+ users the one feature they have been asking for

July 16th, 2014

Google’s social network is now much more troll-friendly than it was when it launched three years ago, as the company is finally ready to offer users the one feature they have been asking for: choosing whatever username they desire for Google+. The company announced in a post on Google+ that, henceforward, it will let users select …

Google Shuts Down Orkut

Here’s Google’s latest plan to make Google+ matter

July 1st, 2014

After ten years, Google’s first attempt at creating a social network is finally coming to an end. Google announced on Monday that Orkut would be officially shut down on September 30th, 2014 to make room for the thriving social communities on YouTube, Blogger and Google+, all of which have handily outpaced Orkut’s growth over the past …