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.
Uber has agreed to pay a $148 million fine over data breach. The ride-hailing company has also promised to take steps to tight data security to ensure that this breach doesn’t happen again in the future.