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Google Killing Accounts, Leaving Androids Orphaned

jfruhlinger (470035) writes | more than 2 years ago

Android 2

jfruhlinger writes "As we've heard in cases of pseudonym-users in Google+, or in the case of Dylan Marcheschi that went viral last week, Google can kill your account at any time — and since Google is keen on tying your account to its entire range of services, that means you could lose data stored everywhere from Gmail to Picasa. Blogger Dan Tynan examined one particular aspect of this problem — namely, the plight of someone who's been Google-executed and who uses an Android phone."
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I'll say this much.... (1)

DrStoooopid (1116519) | more than 2 years ago | (#36911340)

..I have several YouTube channels that I operate from, and part of my online "Brand Identity" is tied to those, and as such made G+ accounts under those pseudonyms. I can guarantee if they shut any of those down, my next phone won't be an Android.

I'm not concerned and I have zero sympathy (1)

psychobudgie (1416459) | more than 2 years ago | (#36920138)

"It turns out that the image he posted, though admittedly disturbing, was not technically porn." "was to make a point about how you can post images of minors being sexualized without breaking any laws" It may not have broke any laws however I'll harbour a bet that it broke the terms and conditions of the service he posted it to. In my experience when someone qualifies something as "not technically" it normally is that close that it probably is somewhere else.
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