Google has become yet another high profile Silicon Valley tech giant to be engulfed in a privacy breach scandal. A bug in the API for Google+ had been allowing third-party applications and their developers to access data from Google+ users without permission.
Facebook announced last Friday that hackers had accessed account entry keys for over 50 million users. However, the impact could go beyond the 50 million accounts. The stolen entry keys may have been used to gain entry into other sites.