Long story short, Google has allowed personnal data of 500 thousand of its users to be stolen, failed to inform us about it and now backs off by turning off the Google + service. Long story a bit longer: Google + social service will be closed down for most of its users in ten months. Why? Well, because the fact that almost nobody uses G+ anymore, the more important reason is Google’s negligence in making sure that our Google + accounts are safe & in informing us when they no longer are. An unknown person or group of people have managed to break into Google + and steal data of 500 thousand users’ accounts (data such as name, age, sex, occupation, home and e-mail address – messages or G suite are reportedly safe) by using the loop in the Google API security. The break-in took place in March, and it took Google until now to admit it. Uncle G also says that there is no proof that the data leaked was actually used for anything nefarious.
Google + will be closed off for private users on August 2019; it will stay open for business clients.