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Google+ to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug

Google is about to have its Cambridge Analytica moment. A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, bu

You don’t need a Google+ profile to post reviews on Play Store anymore

The Google Play Store will not require you to have a Google+ account to write reviews anymore. In an email to TechCrunch, Google confirmed the news that “a G+ profile is no longer needed to post

Google+ Turns Users Into Content Curators With New “Collections” Feature

Google+, the company's social networking service that allows users to share posts and photos with family, friends and the broader public, has been sometimes criticized for being too much like competit

How Google Can Leverage Facebook’s Biggest Weakness

When Google launched Plus, it was clear they just wanted users to move their sharing over from Facebook. Google+ didn’t give users a new way to interact, they just copied Facebook’s model. As a re

Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor In a world where big planes can be lost without a trace and and drunk-drivers make the biggest headlines at tech conf

YouTube Addresses Massive Spam Problem Following Rollout Of Much-Maligned Google+ Commenting System

Google says it's taking steps to address the increase in YouTube comment spam that arose from the recent shift to the <a href="

“F*ck You, Google+”, An Adorable Song About YouTube’s New Comments

YouTubers are not pleased about being forced onto Google+ for commenting, and one girl took a stand in the cutest, most profane way imaginable. "You ruined our site and called it integration, I'm writ

Google+ May Finally Matter Thanks To YouTube Comments

You didn't really need a Google+ account until now. You might have one whether you wanted it or not. But YouTube new commenting system requires a presence on Google+. And there's no real alternative t

Google+ For Android Swaps Messenger For Hangouts, Integrates With Google Drive & More

Google is continuing to unify its communications mess today, with an update to its <a target="_blank" href="">Google

Google Kills Google+ Local For iOS, App Now Pulled From iTunes App Store

According to a <a target="_blank" href="">report</a> circulating the web, Google is officially retiring its Google+ Local application

Google Plus Is Like Frankenstein’s Monster

Your humble correspondent begs your indulgence for this flu-fuelled stream-of-consciousness post, but deadlines wait for no virus, so needs must I expel the contents of my febrile mind onto this scree

Google Glass’ Women Problems

If you build it, they will come. Perhaps. And only if you don’t chase them away. Recently Google <a target="_blank" href="">co-founder</a> <a

Google+ Sign-In Sounds Simple For Users, But Lacks The Personal Info And Distribution Developers Need

Growth, to reach more users, and data, to improve the experience. That's what apps need in an identity and social system. They're what Facebook and Twitter deliver, and what the new Google+ Sign-In ca

Survey Anecdote Suggests We Have No Idea What’s Going On At Google+

By Google's <a target="_blank" href="">count</a>, Google+ has over 500 million "upgraded" members and some 135 million people a

If A Social Network Falls In A Forest…

Google Plus experienced an outage this morning, and almost no one noticed. <a target="_blank" href="">Gizmodo poked fun</a>. <a target="_blank" href="http://www

‘Search, Plus Your World’ Just Got Bigger As Google+ iOS Apps Launch In 48 New Countries And Territories

The Google+ iPhone and iPad apps are now available in 48 countries and territories, announced Google engineer <a target="_blank" href="">

Google+ Introduces “Communities” To Replace Old School Groups, Forums And Message Boards

Whether you use Google+ knowingly or not, meaning whether or not you actually engage on the <em>destination site</em>, you have to realize that the project has been a complete shift for the entire com

Twitter’s API Crackdown May Be Bad For Users, Even If They Never Notice

This week <a href="">Twitter launched its new API</a>. There are still lots o

Google Enters The Social Enterprise With Public Debut Of Google+ For Businesses, Free Through 2013

Following <a href="">moves that began last October</a>, when Google began allowing Google Apps users access to Go

G+ Posts Show Your Exact Location On A GMap, And That Shouldn’t Scare You

As the lines between Google and Google+ grow blurrier, so do privacy norms. Today we're posed with whether we want our location made abundantly clear to anyone we share G+ posts with. Now when you po
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