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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+, now dead for years, is somehow still lingering around Google's Phone app

Google+, now dead for years, is somehow still lingering around Google's Phone app

If you've been on the internet for a while, you probably know about Google+ — Google's failed attempt at creating a social network. While the network closed shop for personal accounts in 2019, its remnants still live and break functionality in the Google Phone app for Android.

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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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Google+ shutdown date moved to April 2019, following discovery of another API bug

Google+ shutdown date moved to April 2019, following discovery of another API bug

Back in October, Google announced that it would shut down its Google+ social network, following the discovery of an API bug that could have led to user data being stolen. Even though there was no evidence that anyone took advantage of the API bug, Google decided it would be as good a time as ever to shut down the mostly-dead social network. Google+ was originally scheduled to shut down completely in August 2019, but now the timetable has moved up.

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