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Google tweaks developers guidelines after Google+ breach

Google will limit the type of data developers can access through their apps plugged into Gmail.

ANI | Updated: 10 Oct 2018, 09:42:47
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New Delhi: Google has announced a series of changes to its developer guidelines after it confirmed that a bug in its social network Google+ put to risk data of hundreds of thousands of users. As part of the latest changes, Google will limit the type of data developers can access through their apps plugged into Gmail. 

In addition to that, Google will also be tightening its review process for apps that access Gmail in order to ensure they are not requesting unnecessary access to personal data of users.

As Mashable reported, under the new guidelines, third-party apps will no longer be able to scan users’ inboxes for targeted advertising or research purposes. 
 


First Published: 10 Oct 2018, 09:42:47

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