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Google+ to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug

Google is about to have its Cambridge Analytica moment. A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, but decided not to inform the world. When a user gave per

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How Mark Zuckerberg Led Facebook’s War to Crush Google Plus | Vanity Fair

In Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg built not just a business, but a company culture with the fervor of a messianic sect.

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Inside the sad, expensive failure of Google+

Create a social network or risk everything. That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief arch...

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Google removes Google+ account links in Gmail, search results | VentureBeat | Social | by Jordan Novet

You can still access Google+ with the grid icon that shows several Google apps, and you can go to plus.google.com, but the link at the top of the page is no more.

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Google may finally liberate Photos and Hangouts from Google+ | The Verge

The current iteration of Google+ may not be around for much longer. In an extensive interview with Forbes, Google's product czar Sundar Pichai says the company may break out features like Photos...