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So, remember that big $12 you were expecting from the Google+ class action suit? Well, about that...

So, remember that big $12 you were expecting from the Google+ class action suit? Well, about that...

It might feel like Google+ has been dead for half a decade, but actually, it only shut down back in 2019 in response to several privacy-related issues and bugs. A class-action lawsuit filed by affected users followed shortly after that, and last summer, we finally started to hear about a settlement. While the payout number previously floated sounded small, the new amount makes the old one look like a jackpot.

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Google+ users may be entitled to a whopping $12 cash settlement due to privacy issues

Google+ users may be entitled to a whopping $12 cash settlement due to privacy issues

Remember Google+? Google's failed social network shut down in 2019 amidst the discovery of multiple privacy-related issues. A class-action lawsuit was filed at the time, and now it looks like that's coming to fruition. Some former members of the service have received an email inviting them to file a claim for a payout of up to  — wait for it — $12.

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