Google+ might be gone but itâ€™s not forgotten. At least not by the courts. On June 10, Google agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over the â€œsoftware bugsâ€� that led to some 50 million accounts having their data leaked. The settlement is a relatively small one, just $7.5 million, but if you ever set up a Google account, you may be eligible for a piece of it: $12 to be exact.
Previous Google+ account holders have likely already received an ominous email claiming â€œYou are not being sued,â€� but if you banished it to your spam folder, here are the details. All claims must by submitted by October 8 and as per usual, any claims forfeit all rights â€œto sue Google and/or any other released entities regarding the legal claims in this case.â€� If youâ€™d like to retain these rights, you must opt-out of the settlement.