But it's not doing so exclusively out of concern for users' privacy: Smith admitted the network is not a success, saying "The consumer version of Google+ now has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds". The service will be wound down over the next 10 months, with the ultimate shut-down coming in August 2019.
Now, "Only apps directly enhancing email functionality ... will be authorized to access this data", Smith assured. Google has also advised they will remove access to the contact interaction data from the Android Contacts API which allowed apps to show you your most recent contacts, within the next few months.
According to Google, data that may have potentially been disclosed only includes "static, optional Google+ Profile fields including name, email address, occupation, gender and age". However, it's possible that data were abused and Google just doesn't know about it yet. They were able to determine that the bug was not misused during the two weeks that they had log data.
The Wall Street Journal separately reported Monday that Google executives delayed announcing problems with Google+ because of concerns about its reputation and the danger of sparking new pushes for regulation. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan and Robert McMillan report that Google was anxious about public perception and regulatory scrutiny, and that Google wanted to avoid comparisons with Facebook, which at the time was dealing with its own data privacy scandal.
Watch Red Sox vs. Yankees in Major League Baseball playoffs
Former Yankee Nathan Eovaldi (1-0) shined in his first career postseason start, allowing one run on five hits in seven innings. He is slated to be the home plate umpire Tuesday night as the Yankees look to stave off elimination in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Del Potro suffers shock Beijing final loss
The Russian is seeking a third title of the year, while Nishikori has not triumphed on the ATP Tour since February 2016. Del Potro has qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals in London, which are live on Sky Sports , after his run in China .
"Every year, we send millions of notifications to users about privacy and security bugs and issues".
Google has denied the newspaper's accusations, saying it determined its course of action based on the data involved in the breach, lack of evidence of data misuse and the challenge of determining precisely how many and which users were affected.
In an internal memo, Google's legal team advised against revealing the incident as it would create "immediate regulatory interest and invite comparisons to Facebook's leak of user information to data firm Cambridge Analytica", according to the WSJ's report.
Yet, Ben Smith, a Google Fellow and its Vice President of Engineering, says shuttering Google+ has more to do with its low popularity. One of the findings that stemmed from Project Strobe was that the consumer version of Google+ was no longer worth maintaining. "Given these challenges and the very low usage of the consumer version of Google+, we made a decision to sunset the consumer version of Google+".
Meanwhile, a new report will be published into the state of young people's mental health every year on World Mental Health Day . Mental wellness is rarely discussed in the context of young people due to the belief that the youth can never be depressed.
Gonzales, a senior kinesiology major from Austin, said it has been a tradition at Zeta to host Breast Cancer Awareness Week. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 40,000 women in the United States will die from breast cancer this year.
Those numbers are down 50% and 45% from last year's season premiere numbers of a 5.0 demo rating and 11.44 million viewers. Compared to the Season 8 "Wrath" finale of April 15 , "A New Beginning" fell 23 % in total viewers and 27% among 18-49s.
Pixel 3 comes with dual front-firing speakers tuned by a GRAMMY-winning music producer to turn your phone into a powerful speaker. Aside from that, and the obvious size differences, you won't find a lot of disparity between the two devices' aesthetics.
And if you happen to be taking a selfie video while walking or moving around, Pixel 3 brings you front-facing video stabilisation. Specifications wise, it's exactly as we expected given the numerous leaks we've had surface over the previous months.
But that changes on November 16, thanks to the Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle coming to retailers everywhere. For example, new challenges will go live later this week, and week 3 challenges have already leaked .
The video showed images of a shredder being implanted into a picture frame along with footage of Friday's auction finale. The auction house said it was "in discussion about next steps" with the buyer, whose identity was not disclosed.
The most severe storm surge is predicted to occur from Mexico Beach to Keaton Beach, Florida, which could see as much 13 feet. Michael's core , with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, was about 335 miles south of Panama City, Florida, as of 2 p.m.
But the disappearance of the journalist , however prominent, may not affect President Trump's bet on the Saudi heir to the throne. Saudi officials insisted he left the building through another exit, but have not provided public evidence to prove it.
Now we just moan indignantly about Hernandez and ponder what he might do in Game 4-when he will be the umpire behind home plate. I was trying to hit a home run. "This is one I'll remember for a long time and hopefully we can carry this over to tomorrow".
Chad Wheeler replaced him after two games this season, and Flowers' split from the Giants is now official. Shurmur moved Flowers to right tackle after Solder was signed and said he was getting a fresh start.
Roberto Firmino and Eden Hazard make Ballon d'Or shortlist
There were seven Frenchmen named on the list after helping Les Bleus win their second World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. Other nominees are Pernille Harder, Lindsey Horan, Fran Kirby, Sam Kerr, Lieke Martens, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair.
Paul Pogba: I don't deserve to win the Ballon d'Or
For the first time, a Ballon d'Or for women players will be awarded this year, with the nominees to be announced later Monday. The Tottenham striker captained England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years in Russian Federation this summer.
Meet Spock in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 Trailer!
But he is definitely back, telling the crowd, "We find him where we left him". "I can not tell you anything more than that". So sometimes it is very nice and kind... and then the Section 31 version is manipulative, sexy because of all the leather".
Busy Philipps: James Franco Assaulted Me During Filming
"That is when the trouble started, Philipps says, describing Franco as a "(expletive) bully" on the set of the show. Earlier this year, the actor was accused of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior by five women.