Google will pay users due to Google+ unplugged in 2019. In a lawsuit filed, the company will make a payment of $7.5 million under the agreement.
Users will be able to apply for payment until October 8.
US-based technology giant Google had a failed social network. This social month was called “Google+” as you can remember. The company decided to turn off Google+ as it wasn’t popular enough, as well as the identified privacy issues. Now, Google has announced that it will pay some users in the U.S. related to the issue.
Google+’s discovered privacy issues led to a lawsuit against the company. However, there has been no development related to this case until now. An e-mail sent to the users reveals that Google officials have reached an agreement with the court and in this context, the users will be paid. According to information, Google will pay $7.5 million.
According to the email sent by Google to some Google+ users, people who have an active account between January 1, 2015, and April 2, 2019, will be entitled to receive this payment. Google’s per capita payment will be determined according to future demands and will reach $12. According to the information in the email in question, users will be able to apply to request money from Google until October 8, 2020.
The privacy issues of Google+ first surfaced in 2018 and deepened more and more. In the statements he made at that time, Google stated that 500 thousand users were affected by this problem, but it was not known by anyone how to use the API that caused the vulnerability, and therefore nobody was affected. However, the company could not escape the lawsuit filed despite this statement.