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(Slate)   Can you live without Google? What if they suspended your account without explanation?   ( slate.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Google, recorded message, Googleplex, ether, Google Reader, Google Voice, explanations  
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7479 clicks; posted to Geek » on 25 Apr 2013 at 2:10 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-25 07:59:06 AM  
2 votes:
It would not affect me in the least.

If my gmail were to shut down - no problem. Whenever I get an email, I have my account set up to automatically print, fold, stuff into an envelope, add postage, and mail to my own PO Box. That way I won't lose my data.
2013-04-25 03:05:02 AM  
2 votes:
Old and busted: backing up data from your hard disk on the cloud.
New hotness: backing up data from the cloud on your hard disk.
2013-04-25 02:36:32 AM  
2 votes:
2000: don't be evil

2010: be as evil as you want but lie about it

2013: come to the dark side we have cookies
2013-04-24 09:34:21 PM  
2 votes:

Altair: I would lose of my ex-gf's nudes.  brb, backing up now

Send them to me. I'll back them up for you.
2013-04-25 11:51:52 AM  
1 vote:
There is an explanation.
It's been emailed to your Gmail account.
2013-04-25 08:33:13 AM  
1 vote:

TNel: Is this like the Xbox banning forums where people go and say how unjustly they were banned from Live only to have a moderator say how they had installed a mod or were told time and time again to stop making gamer tags that have to deal about sex and drugs.

Nope this was just a matter of the user had a spreadsheet of login info for stuff they manage and google decided that was suspicious and disabled the whole account over it.  Nothing to see here, just google snooping around a person's data and decided they didn't like what they saw despite it being perfectly legit.  Nothing to see at all.
2013-04-25 05:06:26 AM  
1 vote:

DayDreamingD: Esroc: I can't understand why anyone would rely solely on the cloud in the first place. Cloud computing is pointless in a world where you can carry all your data on encryptable keychains that keep shrinking.

I don't understand why you have the impress that encryptable keychains keep shrinking?

Please explain the metaphor because I feel ill-educated in this matter.

He was in the pool! He was in the pool!
2013-04-25 03:17:49 AM  
1 vote:

tuna fingers: Altair: I would lose pics of tuna finger's sploofing my gf's.  brb, backing up now

You seemed to have experienced some sort of data reconciliation error.

I can fap to this
2013-04-25 03:15:43 AM  
1 vote:

Altair: I would lose pics of tuna finger's sploofing my gf's.  brb, backing up now

You seemed to have experienced some sort of data reconciliation error.
2013-04-25 02:38:00 AM  
1 vote:
"My data was intact save for the last thing I'd worked on-a spreadsheet containing a client's account numbers and passwords. It seems that Google's engineers determined this single document violated policy and locked down my entire account. "

I'll tell you this much- if I was a client of this asshole, and found out that he had my account # and password in a spreadsheet that he was storing on a cloud service, I'd cease to be a client right quick.

I'd say Google did this guy's clients a favor.
2013-04-25 12:36:09 AM  
1 vote:
Suspended Google account?  What, did I repost things Google had tried to delete, or discuss other people who had their account suspended?
2013-04-24 11:24:34 PM  
1 vote:
What if I went outside? These questions are rhetorical.
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