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The Wall Street Journal has learned about data leakage of hundreds of thousands of users of Google — Rambler News Service


Google has allowed leakage of hundreds of thousands of users of a social network of Google. At the same time the company didn't begin to open information on leak in the spring because of unwillingness to draw attention of regulators and to cause damage to reputation of the company, the The Wall Street Journal newspaper with reference to sources and documents which have been at disposal of the edition has reported. "Google has allowed leakage of personal data of hundreds of thousands of users of social network Google, and then has decided to hide a problem last spring, partly because of fears that it will draw attention of regulators and will cause reputation damage" — the edition has reported. Failure of Google has given to malefactors the chance of access to personal data of users from 2015 to March, 2018. Then the company has found and has eliminated an error. In the edition specify that the CEO of Google Sundar Pichai knew about plans of the company to hide information on failure from users and regulators. Google assumes that thanks to failure developers had 438 appendices access to data of users of a social network. Follows from internal documents of Google that the company had no certificates that third-party developers abused access to data. Among the opened data there were full names of users, e-mail addresses, dates of birth, photos of a profile, the place of residence, a kind of activity and marital status. In response to leakage of Google plans to announce large-scale measures of protection of personal data, report in the edition with reference to sources. According to them, the company can close Google for users.

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