A Google bug exposed the information of up to 500,000 users
The bug in Google's developer platform on Google Plus left information like a user's name, email address, occupation, gender and age vulnerable to a breach. The company said it found no evidence the data had been improperly accessed or misused. It's something of a rare misstep for Google, which has largely avoided the privacy scandals that have plagued other social media companies in recent months.
and they are shutting down G+ social network.
oh well: that's one way to persuade everyone to get an implanted chip on their hand to prove who they are.