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But it doesn’t seem to stop at Google employees. Mark Zuckerberg, who previously held the #1 spot on the network, has also disappeared from the list after changing his privacy settings to stop showing his friends and followers.

Vic Gundotra, a lead on the Google+ project, has recently drawn attention to Google’s current focus on improving privacy on the platform. This week, users will be able to keep their gender private, for example.

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, who created SocialStatistics.com and is a co-founder of The Next Web, says that Matt Cutts, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Vic Gundotra and Marissa Mayer all changed their profiles overnight and consequently dropped out of the top 100.

Bradley Horowitz is the only high profile Google employee remaining in the list at #7. The new Top 3 users at Google+ are Robert Scoble (43,131 followers), Leo Laporte (42,875 followers) and Kevin Rose (38,287).

We’ve reached out to Google for an official statement on the matter.

Source: TNW News