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Slow disclosure of Google+ flaw draws attention of senators

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Republican senators have written to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding to know why the company was reportedly slow to disclose a software flaw in its Google+ social network.

Google shuts down Google+ for consumers due to bug found months ago

by Greg Otto • 2 weeks ago

In March, Google found that a flaw in its Google+ People API exposed data including name, email address, occupation, gender and age. "We found no evidence that any profile data was misused," the company said.

Google tells senator that nation-state hackers probed his old campaign email accounts

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Google has informed Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey that nation-state hackers may have tried to breach old accounts associated with his campaign, according to his spokesman.

Google removes dozens of YouTube channels linked to 'influence operation'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

The action follows similar steps taken this week by Twitter and Facebook, driven by research from FireEye.

Facebook, Twitter remove hundreds of accounts tied to 'coordinated influence' campaign

by Greg Otto • 2 months ago

Facebook announced it had removed 652 pages, groups and accounts for what the company calls "coordinated inauthentic behavior."

'Man-in-the-disk' attack took advantage of Android data security flaws

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

Google acknowledged the problem and fixed it in several official apps, but other developers seem to have chosen to ignore it.

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