I still wonder though if a human authorized the account suspensions or if it was triggered by an algorithm.Either way, it’s scary to think about how much power Google has over our lives.They’re not blameless, but let’s face it, how many non-lawyers actually read all the terms?
As for me, I got my Google Takeout order today and plan to request backups of my Google data on a weekly basis.Many others have moved their email to private servers and other hosts in order to diversify their online presence in case they ever run afoul of Google’s terms.“Hello Google user, Your Google Account was suspended as part of our fraud prevention efforts, based on violations of our Terms of Service and Terms of Sale for Devices.After reviewing your appeal, we are re-enabling your account.Once you verify the code, you will be able to access your account again.
Last but not least, we wanted to remind you that Google users can always export and download their data from Google products like Gmail, Photos, and Drive while their account is active.
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