Google dominates many areas of our online lives, and Google+ was its attempt to break into social media.
But it was seen as one of Google's biggest failures, and now it has an unhappy ending.
Not only that, but Google decided against informing the public about the vulnerability, the report said.
In the wake of The Journal's story, Google announced it would shut down Google+ as a consumer proposition for good.
You need only look at how Google's top executives have stopped using Google+ to see it was an unloved child.
Page shared a post from his Google cofounder, Sergey Brin, announcing "a project to put computing inside a contact lens.".
"My Friday long read: Jane Jacobs's Radical Vision of Humanity, a fascinating read on importance of urban planning," Schmidt wrote. »