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[Off-topic] Google wants you to know they understand that your data is valuable

2020-09-19 00:40:41
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In fact they’ve calculated that it’s worth up to 12 whole dollars!

Previously I talked about the real reason why Google+ was shut down. Anyone in the United States who held a Google Plus users in the United States who made their accounts between January 1, 2015 and April 2, 2019 were victims of a security flaw that possibly leaked their personal data.

Google disclosed the flaw in 2018 and now those users can register for a payout from a class action settlement. The lawsuit has settled for a total of $7.5 million. But each class action member is only eligible for a payout of up to $12 and only after attorney fees and other costs are accounted for. Users have until October 8 to register.

Although Google claims that there was no evidence the exposed data was ever accessed, the company wasted no time in announcing that it would shut down its social network after publicly admitting the lapse. When it announced the shutdown, Google said that its social network had seen “low usage and engagement.”

Although it’s reached a settlement, Google denies the allegations made in the lawsuit. It denies any wrongdoing, and believes that no users “sustained any damages or injuries due to the software bugs.”

If you’re interested in making a claim, then you can do so over on the settlement’s website, where you’ll need to provide the email address associated with your Google Plus account. As well as holding an account between the dates listed, your data must have been exposed as part of the security lapse (Google has previously said that as many as 500,000 users were affected). A final fairness hearing is scheduled for November 19.

Any of you guys eligible for the $12 payout?

(Source: Here)

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2020-09-19 00:40:41
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Thanks 4 the info.
2020-09-19 06:39:52
Google should be stop
2020-09-19 08:20:41
Don't be evil
2020-09-19 08:30:15
Ban Google
2020-09-19 08:38:57
Google should pay for data leak
2020-09-19 08:43:12
Thank for you very important information
2020-09-19 08:47:03

Master Bunny

klappasaki | from Mi 9T Pro


Valuable, for THEM :-)
2020-09-19 08:49:46
Hahaha this is a win for data privacy?
2020-09-20 02:36:50
Bye bye Google. Soon xiaomi not use you. Non more data piracy
2020-09-20 06:42:00

Master Bunny

klappasaki | from Mi 9T Pro


Bye bye Google. Soon xiaomi not use you. Non more data piracy

2020-09-20 08:09:54
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