Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google+ users, upset over data leak, sue Google

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Let the lawsuits begin —

Hours after Google+ shuttered, lawsuit filed in San Francisco.


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It was only a matter of time—the same day that Google announced it was shutting down Google+ in the wake of a data leak, two users filed a proposed class-action lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco, saying that their privacy had been violated.

The case, Matt Matic and Zak Harris v. Google, alleges that the company’s “lax approach” to security resulted in API bugs that exposed the private details of almost 500,000 Google+ users.

“Worse, after discovery of this vulnerability in the Google+ platform, Defendants kept silent for at least seven months, making a calculated decision not to inform users that their Personal Info

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