Google+ finally good for something: Getting you $12 (maybe)

Tech 4-8-2020 Mashable 33
Google+ finally good for something: Getting you $12 (maybe)

It only took nine years, but Google+ may finally be worth something to users. Specifically, up to $12. 

Past users of the now-defunct social media platform were hipped to a potential windfall Tuesday morning by an ominous looking email that helpfully assured wary recipients: "You are not being sued." At issue is at least one "bug" which revealed non-public user data to third-party developers, and a resulting class-action lawsuit. 

According to the litigation website, you may qualify for a piece of the $7.5 million settlement if you are in the U.S., had a consumer Google+ account between January 1, 2015 and April 2, 2019, and had your "non-public Profile Information exposed as a result of the software bugs Google announced on October 8, 2018 and December 10, 2018." Read more...

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