Bug: mobile app listed EVERY gmail address I've ever made on first logging in and cell phone number
Jul 18, 2011 9:06 AM
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I started by signing up for google plus on the computer.
I did relatively little on the computer, made 2 new circles, added about 5 people to circles.
I believe I adjusted my profile preferences to not appear in searches and that my profile info should only be viewable to my circles.
Then I installed the google + app on the nexus S.
First, background. I use 2 emails on my nexus s mail / gmail app. (I also have a work address that both forwards to gmail and gmail allows me to "send from it" so that my emails appear from this address when wanted. (so technically I have 3 email addresses on the phone)
I have created over 10 gmail accounts in my lifetime.
When I first logged in to android google plus,
it appeared nearly every gmail address I ever created was listed in my google profile.
my phone number was listed in my google profile.
I freaked out, realized that you can't edit from the phone. tried to go on the computer... but when I was on the computer, my profile remained completely blank, only listing me as male.
I went to sleep and thought about dealing with it in the morning.
I checked the android app again this morning, and now only the 3 email addresses are listed, and no longer is my phone number listed.
Checked back at the website, and still my profile there is blank.
1) why does my profile on my android phone list 3 email addresses?
2) I don't want one or two of my email address listed on my profile? - if it is visible on my android phone to me, how do I know if it is visible to other people? what about when they view me from their mobile phone app?
3) What the heck happened when I first installed the android app and it tried to link every email address I've ever made????? crazy powerful.
Google has SO much information about us. It's uber convenient when your pictures get linked, etc.
This is a massive POTENTIAL security issue and I hope they are investing millions in protecting our data from all sorts of possible hacking avenues.