Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After New Bug Discovered

The discovery of a new API bug in Google+ has led Google to hasten the shuttering of its consumer version of the social-networking platform, the tech giant said.

Google was already in the process of shutting down Google+ after a different API software bug in the platform, disclosed in October, left the company embroiled in a privacy scandal. However, the discovery of this newer bug – which impacts a whopping 52.5 million users – has now led the tech company to move up the timetable for discontinuing its platform.

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