Google Plus was formally discontinued last year. It was officially dead since April 2019. Those who were part of the platform before its end are said to be receiving an email update about a class-action lawsuit. Google has already settled the issue so don’t be surprised about any notice you may be receiving. The class-action lawsuit filed against the tech giant has ended. Google opted for a settlement after almost two years. If you’ve been following the story, this is the latest development.
Google+ was discovered to have a privacy flaw. It specifically allowed third-party devs to get private data from any user profile. The settlement is $7.5 million. The agreement was made as early as January but it’s only this week that emails about the decision have started to circulate.
The email is legit. We didn’t receive such a message but the email is real. Specifically, it’s entitled ‘Notice of Class Action Settlement re Google Plus–Your Rights May Be Affected’.
shutting down consumer Google+ by April 2 last year. It was actually expected to shut down earlier in light of a new data leak. It already decided to sunset consumer Google+ but still continued to improve third-party API access as needed.