Google Shuts Down Google+ After Glitch Exposed User Data

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Google has permanently shut down its Google+ social network after a software glitch gave outside developers potential access to private user data, the Wall Street Journal reports. The data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users were exposed from 2015 through March 2018, when Google discovered and fixed the problem. The technology giant opted not to disclose the problem last spring, the Journal reported, in part because of fears of attracting regulatory scrutiny. In a bl…