Google Exposed Private Data of Hundreds of Thousands of Google+ Users and Then Reportedly Never Told Anyone

Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network and then opted not to disclose the issue this past spring, in part because of fears that doing so would draw regulatory scrutiny and cause reputational damage, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people briefed on the incident and documents.

Details may be found in an article by Douglas MacMillan and Robert McMillan in the Wall Street Journal at https://on.wsj.com/2E65dnb.

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