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Yo, Google —

3 GOP senators want Google to give answers over data leak that affected 500,000 users.


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The Google Plus (G+, or Google +) social network logo is seen in the company’s offices behind Android toys on August 21, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

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Three United States senators have demanded that Google provide answers about its recent disclosure of a security breach in its Google+ social network that lead to its closure. Google only came forward after the Wall Street Journal broke the story on October 8.

So far, one federal proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the episode.

In a Thursday letter sent to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) have asked a number of pointed questions of the tech giant.

Among others, the lawmakers seek answers to some basic questions that for now the company has been unwilling to answer publ

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