Google today announced that it is expediting the closure of its Google+ social platform, which was previously set to end in August 2019 and will now be shut down in April 2019.
The company explained that it’s doing this because of a discovery that 52.5 million users were impacted by a software update in November that contained a bug affecting Google+ API.
The bug appears to be connected to a certain Google+ API that let apps view information that users added to their profile, even if the user had set this data as private.
This included their name, email address, occupation, age, and more, but not financial data, passwords, or national identification [...]
In April, the Russian government banned secure messaging app Telegram and this month asked Apple to remove it from the iOS App Store completely in the country, citing the potential for terrorist communication via the app since Telegram refused to allow Russia to read user messages. As this unfolds, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov posted an update for users early this morning in an effort to explain why some features „don’t work correctly under iOS 11.4“ (via ArsTechnica).
According to Durov, Apple has been „preventing“ the Telegram iOS app from updating on a global scale, dating back to when Russia banned the app in April. Durov says that his company [...]
On our MacRumors YouTube channel, we have a monthly series that’s designed to highlight new, interesting, and useful iOS apps that we think are worth downloading and checking out.
There are so many apps on the iOS App Store, which can make it hard to find new content, and it’s also easy to overlook great apps that are a bit older. We’ve created our app lists to include apps – both old and new – that we personally recommend and have used over the course of the month.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.Forest ($1.99) – Forest is a Pomodoro-based timer that’s aimed at motivating you to put [...]
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