News of the bug sent shares of Google's parent company, Alphabet, down as much as 2.2 percent to $1,142.43 on Monday afternoon. It did not include phone numbers, the content of emails or messages, or other kinds of communication data. It analyzed third-party developers' access to Google account and Android device data to measure whether permissions were overly broad. (There are some exceptions-e.g., voicemail and backup apps.) Developers can find more details in the Google Play Developer Policy Center and in the Help Center. The bug is said to have affected as many as 500,000 accounts, though the company says it found "no evidence" that any data was actually misused.
A security lapse of this kind is exactly the kind of news Google didn't need right now, but the fact that leaders decided not to disclose is likely only to exacerbate the situation.
Google hoped to avoid comparisons to Facebook's leak of user information to Cambridge Analytica, the data firm accused of improperly using information on 87 million Facebook users on behalf of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the Journal said. Google claims that it "discovered and immediately patched" the bug in March 2018, but the flaw has existed since 2015.
Google came under criticism for refusing to send a top executive to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 5 September about efforts to counteract foreign influence in USA elections and political discourse.
David Carroll is a United States professor who sued Cambridge Analytica earlier this year to find out what data the company had stored about him. They'll further limit these permissions by removing contact interaction data for the Android Contacts API. Gmail add-ons access will also be limited.
Only email clients, email backup services and productivity services will be able to access this data.
SKorean minister proposes US-North Korea tradeoff
He also reiterated that United Nations sanctions on North Korea should "continue to remain in place" until it denuclearises. Nuclear diplomacy later stalled due to suspicions over how honest North Korea is about its disarmament pledge, but U.S.
Google has already recently drawn controversy over its data collection practices.
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai knew of the glitch and the decision not to publicly disclose it, the WSJreported.
Google goes "beyond legal requirements" and applies "several criteria focused on our users" when deciding whether to provide notice, a spokesperson said in a statement.
Google admitted in the blog post disclosing the bug that usage of Google+ has dropped off in recent years. "The consumer version of Google+ now has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds", the company said in a statement.
For now, though, Google will continue supporting Google+ for businesses.
To give people a full opportunity to transition, we will implement this wind-down over a 10-month period, slated for completion by the end of next August.
The tech giant said it would shut down the consumer version of the platform after it revealed users' data may have been exposed by a bug that was present for more than two years.
Alabama and Georgia - along with waterlogged North and SC - remain very much in the path of this system over the coming week. As Eastern North Carolina continues to recover from Hurricane Florence , there's another storm to watch.
White House officials have told The Post that Trump is unlikely to fire Rosenstein before the midterm elections in November. And House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer , D-Md., told reporters late last month that he hoped the deputy AG "stays in place".
Ramirez went public to the New Yorker with allegations concerning Kavanaugh while both were at Yale University in the 1980s. This undated photo provided by Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence shows Deborah Ramirez.
Allison's and Honjo's prize-winning work started in the 1990s and was part of significant advances in cancer immunotherapy. Many of Allison's patients are alive and cancer free because of his approach.
She indirectly criticized Trump last week after he questioned why Ford didn't report her assault decades ago. Kavanaugh, testifying hours later, said he was "100 percent" certain that he was innocent of the accusation.
The nomination has become a politically explosive issue ahead of November 6 elections, when control of Congress is at stake. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said each senator will get a copy of the FBI's report on its investigation.
Five people suffered injuries in storm-related accidents in Okinawa, but no one was feared dead, local officials said. Japan issued evacuation orders and warnings to about 700,000 households in southern and western Japan.
White House spokesman Raj Shah said the Trump administration was "fully confident" Kavanaugh had the necessary support. Flake, Collins and Murkowski all have criticized Trump for mocking Ford at a political rally in MS on Tuesday.
There was the head of Interpol: under investigation in China
China has not commented officially on Meng's disappearance and there was no mention of him in official media on Saturday. There was no further word on Meng's schedule in China or what prompted his wife to wait until now to report his absence.
Southampton can upset Chelsea, says Mark Hughes
I just need to keep winning games. "Maybe tomorrow it's time to see Loftus-Cheek, I think", the Italian manager added. But with Chelsea hoping to do well in all competitions this season, Fabregas can have a key role.