The company also said it would inform affected users, including "any enterprise customers".
Google claims the flaw was only active for six days and that developers with access to the specific API were not aware of the exposed data or have done nothing with it. Now, Google's revealed that it's moving that date up to April 2019 thanks to, you guessed it, another data leak.
Ailing social network Google+ will be shuttered four months earlier than initially intended, after Google found another security bug the affected more than 52 million users.
The disclosure comes one day before Google CEO Sundar Pichai is set to testify before Congress to address concerns about political bias on its platforms. 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.
On Monday, Google made another announcement about another bug that was in a November software update. This led to the decision to shutter the network, with Google first saying that it would turn off access in August of next year.More news: Brexit legal advice warns United Kingdom could be trapped in endless negotiations
Google said it encountered the bug as part of its "standard and ongoing testing procedures" and fixed it within a week of its discovery. Apps could have accessed some non-public profile data that had been shared with a user as well.
In a blog post published today, Google said it found another API bug last month.
Just as with the original bug that brought the site down, Thacker says the company has no evidence third-party developers misused the bug or were aware it existed.
"With the discovery of this new bug, we have chose to expedite the shut-down of all Google+ APIs; this will occur within the next 90 days", Google announced. For consumers, Google plans to give users the information they need to offload their data and information. "We continue to invest in our privacy programs to refine internal privacy review processes, create powerful data controls, and engage with users, researchers, and policymakers to get their feedback and improve our programs".