October 11, 2018 / 3:48 PM / 9 days ago

Senators asks Google to explain delay in disclosing vulnerability

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Three influential Republican U.S. senators on Thursday asked Alphabet Inc's Google unit to explain why it chose to delay disclosing vulnerabilities with its Google+ social network.

Google said this week it would shut down the consumer version of Google+ and tighten its data-sharing policies after disclosing that private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Dan Grebler

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