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[$$] Senators Criticize Google for Failure to Disclose Data Vulnerability

WASHINGTON—Top lawmakers sent a stinging letter to Google on Thursday over its handling of a data vulnerability that affected hundreds of thousands of users of its Google+ social media service. (R., S.D.), in a letter delivered on Thursday, joined two subcommittee chairmen in saying they found it “troubling” that Google failed to disclose the vulnerability after it was discovered. was learning the important lesson that tech firms must be forthright with the public about privacy issues, Google apparently elected to withhold information about a relevant vulnerability for fear of public scrutiny,” the lawmakers wrote.