Google has given people plenty of reasons to hate it over the years, primarily because of concerns over privacy. But with the revelation that the company knew about a bug in Google+ API that exposed the private details of tens of thousands of users, many people are ready to walk away.
Completely purging Google from your life may seem tricky if you have invested time in any of its services, but if you're thinking that now is the time to part ways, here's what you need to do.
Google may have announced that it has addressed the security hole -- and that it is implementing other measures to help lock down security -- but for some users, the Google+ incident is simply the last straw. And perhaps the best way to demonstrate to Google that you're pissed at it is not to simply walk away, but to close down your account first. You can delete individual Google services from your account, or delete it and shut it down completely: the choice is yours.
Bye bye, Google.