On October 12th, according to US media reports, three influential Republican senators in the US Senate on Thursday suggested that Google should explain why the Google+ social network vulnerability was postponed. This week, Google suddenly announced the closure of the consumer version of Google+ and tightened its data sharing policy, as the network's vulnerabilities exposed at least 500,000 users' private data to hundreds of external developers.
Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee John · Thun and two other senators Jerry · Moran and Roger · Wick sent a letter asking Google to explain the reasons for delaying the disclosure of this issue. The letter stated: “If Google wants to maintain or regain the trust of users in its services, it must be prepared more fully in the face of the public and legislators. & rdquo; In this regard, Google did not immediately comment. The letter asked if any government agencies such as FTC had previously disclosed vulnerabilities, and whether there were “similar incidents that were not publicly disclosed”.
Google CEO Sand · Pichay agreed last month to testify in the House of Representatives in November this year, Thun said that the Senate also asked Pichay to testify. On Wednesday, these senators wrote to the FTC to investigate Google+. Three senators said they did not disclose this issue to Google Chief Privacy Officer Kate · Entreat; "Special Disappointment". They asked Google to submit a memo, and without early disclosure of the issue may "immediately lead to regulatory interest", "almost certain" Pachai must go to Congress to testify.