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  1. aziza786 profile image62
    aziza786posted 5 weeks ago

    Is Google plus shutting down its site and why?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      I haven't heard this.  Where did you hear about it?

    2. promisem profile image99
      promisemposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      G+ never did do well. The security breach is just an excuse to get rid of a failing product.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        It's not just an excuse. It was a serious loss of data. People's names, addresses, dates of birth, occupation, and relationship status, etc. They withheld the fact that it occurred for six months.

        https://www.sciencealert.com/google-kep … rs-privacy

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          Yup.

        2. promisem profile image99
          promisemposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          You don't kill a major product costing hundreds of millions of dollars because of a data breach.

          Otherwise, many businesses and their products would be gone by now.

      2. NateB11 profile image94
        NateB11posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        Yeah, was not a good product. Google doesn't seem to social media very well. Heck of a search engine though.

  2. aziza786 profile image62
    aziza786posted 5 weeks ago

    Several news sources in UK and I don't understand fully what they mean. Please check if you're in US.

  3. Dean Traylor profile image94
    Dean Traylorposted 5 weeks ago

    Apparently they are. They state it has to do with a security breach that occurred during the summer; however, it was struggling to compete with Facebook since its inception.

  4. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 5 weeks ago

    Yup, they are, apparently there was a security breach of around 500,000 accounts. And as Dean says they were struggling to compete and this isn't a surprise. This was bound to happen even without the security breach.  They will, however, continue to allow businesses and others who use it to continue using it, to what extent though, I'm not sure.

  5. CMHypno profile image92
    CMHypnoposted 5 weeks ago

    Looks like the original report was from Reuters: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reute … litch.html

  6. CYong74 profile image97
    CYong74posted 5 weeks ago

    G+ has been in the dumps for a long time. Many communities there are now the playground of spammers, radicals, and porn ads.

  7. ziyena profile image93
    ziyenaposted 5 weeks ago

    Not surprising ... Google had its go.  Unfortunately, it seems nothing can compete with the FaceBook monster

  8. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 5 weeks ago

    Are the communities going also?

  9. poppyr profile image95
    poppyrposted 5 weeks ago

    I heard about this. It's probably because it tried to be the next big social media site and literally no one cared, haha!

    1. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      lol

  10. Lovelli Fuad profile image95
    Lovelli Fuadposted 5 weeks ago

    No, I didn't know. Didn't Google usually send an email upon shutting down anything? They did send a notification via email but it was about Google News & Weather being replaced.

  11. CYong74 profile image97
    CYong74posted 5 weeks ago

    Some of the communities I'm in have been deleted. And these were active ones with minimal spam.

    Seems like the end is confirmed.

 
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