Internet giant Google has said it is shutting down the consumer version of its own social networking site Google+ due to low usage and a bug discovered in March previous year that could leak the data of about half a million of its users.
Even if a third party did not exploit the security vulnerability identified by Google, the SEC probably would be interested in whether investors were properly notified about the risks and the incident, Stark said.
While Google has faced scrutiny in recent months for allowing third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts, much of the privacy uproar hitting the tech industry has focused on Facebook. The US internet giant said that 90% of Google+ user sessions lasted only five seconds long or less.
Facebook's chief operating officer and Twitter's chief executive testified at the hearing, where an empty chair was pointedly left for Google after the committee rejected Google's top lawyer as a witness.
Google has declined to comment on why it held off reporting the breach.
That breach left the personal information of about 500,000 users exposed, and was caused by a bug on a People API on Google+. However, it's possible that data were abused and Google just doesn't know about it yet.
As a part of the announcement of the breach, Google has made a decision to implement more fine-grained permissions for accessing user data from apps.
In the last two months, United States politicians on both sides of the aisle have stepped up their attacks on Google, with Republicans accusing it of harbouring biases against them and Democrats questioning whether the company has gotten too big and powerful. We've chose to focus on our enterprise efforts and will be launching new features purpose-built for businesses. Info like phone numbers, email messages, timeline posts, and direct messages were not surfaced by this API.
The issue apparently came about when a user granted permission to an app, allowing it to access their public data.
There are, as far as we know, very few surprises in store after what has been a very leaky time for pre-release phones. But, unfortunately, it requires quite a lot of space and the company had to ditch 3.5mm audio jack in the OnePlus 6T .
As the global break is upon us, England manager Gareth Southgate has named his latest squad for the Nations League games. We think there are some exciting young players that we've been tracking, either through their clubs or our junior teams.
Of course Liverpool fans want him to play bad, and he doesn't want to play bad, he wants to play good", said Guardiola. As it was we didn't score and they could have got a goal so we had to stay switched on.
Murkowski voted "no" Friday on a procedural vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination and opposed his confirmation on Saturday. He called the vote "a good day for America" and predicted voters will reward Republicans for it in the mid-term election.
Back in 2016, McConnell refused to hold hearings or meetings with Garland, leaving open the seat for the majority of the year. Mr Trump tweeted that the demonstrators included female Mr Kavanaugh supporters who were "gathering all over Capitol Hill".
Romelu Lukaku has lifted the lid on Jose Mourinho's reaction to Manchester United's dramatic 3-2 victory over Newcastle . The result is also said to have been the last straw as it relates to the decision on Mourinho's future at the club.
The Hogs proceeded to put together an 11-play 75-yard drive, with Storey completing 6-of-8 passes on that series. Per Sunday's odds at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, Alabama leads the list of contenders at -225.
She kept her back turned to the reporters at the press conference, and refused to be photographed out of fear for her safety. This photo shows the last message sent by missing Interpol President, Meng Hongwei , to his wife, Grace Meng.
The Belnaps have been saving up money for the a year ago to pay Ben's parents back for University of Utah football season tickets. A Utah family is scrambling to replace more than $1,000 that their toddler son destroyed in a paper shredder.
Liverpool's Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino and Uruguay's rugged defender Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid also got the nod. Barcelona , on the other hand, have just three candidates, Lionel Messi , Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch a satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. SAOCOM-1A's radar measurements will track soil-moisture levels , thereby aiding forecasts of crop yields.
Xero drives awareness to fight stigma of mental health
Mental illness afflicts persons of any age, gender, race, income, or education- in equal proportion throughout the world . It explained that the lack of such a facility can have dire effects on the diagnosis and treatment of children.
Store owner stays put for Hurricane Michael
Bill Nelson, said a "wall of water" could cause destruction along the Panhandle. "Do not think you can survive it", Scott said. Michael's core , with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, was about 335 miles south of Panama City, Florida, as of 2 p.m.
Ivanka Trump shuts down rumors of replacing Haley
She told Trump around six months ago that she was thinking of quitting by the end this year "to take a little time off", he said. President Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation as UN Ambassador, according to two sources briefed on their conversation.
Crown prince downplays Trump's statement on Saudi military
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Saudis need to provide evidence to support their claim that he left the consulate. Turkish officials say they believe Khashoggi is still inside the building, which they can not search without an invitation.
Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank
Israeli forces killed over 260 Palestinians in that period, of which Israel says most were attackers. The Palestinian used a homemade gun in the attack, known locally as a Carlo , according to Conricus.
Yankees Feel Good With Severino On The Hill In Game 3
Over the last two seasons his playoff ERA stands at 1.38 after he posted a combined 4.28 ERA in his last two regular seasons. It was, however, the most wins for the Red Sox in a road postseason contest, and the worst postseason loss for the Yankees .
Second Trump-Kim summit to take place 'at earliest date'
Pompeo had said en route to Asia he aimed "to make sure we understand what each side is truly trying to achieve". North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (left) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Sunday in Pyongyang.
Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1969
But for now, anticipating stronger growth - and perhaps higher inflation - investors have dumped bonds and forced up their yields. The Fed is forecasting the economy will grow 3.1 percent this year - that's up from the 2.8 percent it projected in June.