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https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/5dcs32/psa_if_you_violate_any_of_googles_tos_they_will
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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/17/google-suspends-customer-accounts-for-reselling-pixel-phones
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #645 on: November 18, 2016, 09:03:19 AM »
My account is locked is there anybody else who is still locked out

Me too.
I filled out the form saying I didn't pay close enough attention to the terms and have yet to hear back.

I used a Yahoo account as recovery.

What else to do?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #646 on: November 18, 2016, 09:16:08 AM »
If you appeal and still can't get back in by next week. And you used the account for more than just buying phones you can PM me your email address and I'll pass it along.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #647 on: November 18, 2016, 09:19:36 AM »
Biggest traffic sources of the story are all in German now.
Judging from the comments they're far more pro-consumer than the US blogs.

http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/gadgets/google-handy-digitale-todesstrafe-fuer-pixel-weiterverkaeufer-a-1121955.html

http://blog.fefe.de/?ts=a6d30fff

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #648 on: November 18, 2016, 09:27:34 AM »
If you appeal and still can't get back in by next week. And you used the account for more than just buying phones you can PM me your email address and I'll pass it along.
are we supposed to receive a response back from the appeal?
What's your plan for yud shvat?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #649 on: November 18, 2016, 10:22:31 AM »
Your not that big yet @dan

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« Reply #652 on: November 18, 2016, 10:36:38 AM »
Lol, I don't expect a reply.
But I do think it's a conversation this country should be having.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #653 on: November 18, 2016, 11:06:45 AM »
They're a bit late to the party, and have the story a bit backwards, but Android Central finally picked it up too...

http://www.androidcentral.com/if-you-buy-pixel-resell-it-you-may-get-your-google-account-banned
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #654 on: November 18, 2016, 11:21:09 AM »
Biggest traffic sources of the story are all in German now.
Judging from the comments they're far more pro-consumer than the US blogs.

http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/gadgets/google-handy-digitale-todesstrafe-fuer-pixel-weiterverkaeufer-a-1121955.html

http://blog.fefe.de/?ts=a6d30fff

Europe in general has far more extensive laws regarding protecting consumers from internet providers.
Imagine you were signed up for Google Fiber and got disconnected because of this?

It's becoming more obvious each day that these behemoth internet companies have way too much control over our lives.
Live forever or die trying.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #656 on: November 18, 2016, 11:51:44 AM »
Spot on, from TC:

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While it’s good to hear that the punishment no longer exceeds the crime for those involved, the larger takeaway from this situation is a stark reminder of how much of our digital lives are out of our control. With one false move, people lost access to a significant part of their digital identity and trove of personal data.

As the AP report found by speaking with those affect, these people’s lives were immediately impacted in non-trivial ways – they missed emails with confirmation numbers for their flights, couldn’t access work files or medical records, didn’t spot messages about upcoming credit card payments, and so on.

Google may be within its right to take an action – perhaps, ban violators from buying more phones? ask them to export their data and move to another provider? – but it shouldn’t have the right to completely shut off someone’s digital life instantly, with no warning.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #657 on: November 18, 2016, 11:59:59 AM »
Your not that big yet @dan
What did I miss ?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #658 on: November 18, 2016, 12:02:16 PM »
What did I miss ?
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #659 on: November 18, 2016, 12:08:00 PM »

Lol, I don't expect a reply.
But I do think it's a conversation this country should be having.
I Don't disagree with the dream but there's a better method.
Try local congressmen first, then move your way up the ladder.