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Google says social network bug exposed private data

AFP  |  San Francisco 

on Monday announced it is shutting down the consumer version of its online after fixing a bug exposing private data in as many as 500,000 accounts.

The US said it will "sunset" Google+ for consumers, which failed to gain meaningful traction as a challenge to

A cited "significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ that meets consumers' expectations" along with "very low usage" as the reasons for the move.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 00:00 IST