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WSJ reports that Google didn’t report a data leak in Google+ to the public because it feared getting under attack like Facebook

As a consequence and since Google+ isn’t very popular they’re now shutting it down within the next months

outline.com/mNDfrH
(Outline link to avoid paywall)

This is the corresponding blog post by Google in which they also describe some other privacy related changes

blog.google/technology/safety-

@julianruf Google announces replacing Google+ by a Mastodon instance « We believe in the power of fediverse » says Larry Page 😄

@julianruf In a further statement Google said all 7 Google+ users have been notified of the breach.

@julianruf though Google+ has been declared dead so many times, and they keep finding a reason to keep it around.

@confusedcharlot We’ll see, maybe they’ll also integrate some of its functionality into a new product.

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