Author Topic: GooglePlus to Shut Down, Nobody will Notice  (Read 56 times)

Brad

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GooglePlus to Shut Down, Nobody will Notice
« on: October 08, 2018, 06:14:53 PM »
https://9to5google.com/2018/10/08/google-plus-shutting-down/

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Google is shutting down the consumer aspect of its social network. It will remain available for enterprise clients that need an internal social network, but the regular app will be unavailable starting in August after a 10-month wind down period.

The corporate part will continue but the public part will close.

I'm running out of places to spam syndicate.

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Re: GooglePlus to Shut Down, Nobody will Notice
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 09:04:14 PM »
Good thing for prospective Google shareholders Google's management decided to nofollow disclosure of the security issue. That helped accentuate the October drop. They're off a bit over 15% from their all time high & off about 10% since that undisclosed security issue was leaked in the WSJ.

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Re: GooglePlus to Shut Down, Nobody will Notice
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 09:20:33 PM »
Privacy was pretty poor on their platform, especially after looking under the hood at gmail.

You could do a lookup to [google backend url] and see whether a) google knew the email address and b) whether the email had a g+ profile. I haven't looked at gmail behaviour lately but it doesn't look hugely different.

Hotmail had a similar setup, but they had a FB and Twitter feed, you'd see the data tied in with senders. With them there was no magic backend URL, but since their email product was so poor you could send 00000's of email spoofs to your own address of choice to map email addresses to linkedin/twitter.

That said all of them can be mapped to social profiles given large/clean email db's.

The recent 'leaks' are just an accentuation of how much information the public is leaking by being affiliated with these platforms, regardless of the tech blips
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 09:34:52 PM by BoL »