frontpage - 12:36 am on Aug 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
Let's not forget for one minute that this Google+ data is exploitable by third parties for what ever reason.
Matthijs R. Koot blogged about pulling 35 million Google Profiles into one database without his connection being blocked. Koot mentioned how Google profiles warned that your email address is publicly discoverable. He added:
With no apparent download restriction in place for connections to https://profiles.google.com and Google users disclosing their profession, employer, education, location, links to their Twitter account, Picasa photoalbums, LinkedIn accounts et cetera this seems like a large-scale spear phishing attack waiting to happen?(**) But hey, the users HAVE been warned."
Googles robot.txt even allows third party spidering of profiles.