International Regulators Begin Investigation into Google’s Data Breach

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Two states within the United States are joining two European Union member states in investigating the breach at Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. Data security experts currently estimate 500,000 users had their profile data exposed.

On Monday, Google announced it would end its dying social network platform Google+. While that caught the attention of many, it wasn’t the biggest surprise of the day. Google also said it would tighten up data-sharing policies after a “bug” potentially released usernames, email addresses, genders, and ages to third-party developers.

The US-based investigation begins

New York and Connecticut are the two states formally investigating Google with the breach, according to press reports.

Google said the issue was resolved in March and that no developer


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