Alphabet Expedites Google+ Shutdown, Another Data Breach Hits
The company now plans to shut its social media service in April, four months ahead of schedule. This reveals the fact that the series of data breaches at major U.S. companies over the past few years has not seen its end yet. As a result, some U.S. lawmakers have called for new privacy rules to better control large technology companies like Google and Facebook Inc. FB, among others. The second security lapse occurred just a month after Google had announced a data breach, wherein personal information of at least 500,000 users had been exposed to hundreds of external developers. The new breach may put Google in regulatory scrutiny as well as damage its reputation. However, it goes without saying that the lack of a tight data security system has made important information vulnerable to hackers.