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http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/98444
https://www.google.com/search?q=Google+Hits+Pixel+Resellers+With+%27Digital+Death+Sentence%27&oq=Google+Hits+Pixel+Resellers+With+%27Digital+Death+Sentence%27&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i64j69i60l2.935j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#tbs=qdr:h&q=google+statement+pixel
https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/5dcs32/psa_if_you_violate_any_of_googles_tos_they_will
https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/5deyc2/psa_dont_mess_with_the_google_they_will_shut_down/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12972554
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/17/google-suspends-customer-accounts-for-reselling-pixel-phones
https://thestack.com/world/2016/11/17/google-pixel-resellers-account-blocked/
http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/google-bans-accounts-of-pixel-phone-resellers
https://consumerist.com/2016/11/17/is-google-shutting-down-the-accounts-of-users-who-resell-their-pixel-phones/
http://www.itwire.com/mobility/75784-pixel-phone-resellers-have-google-accounts-blocked.html
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-bans-hundreds-of-accounts-of-people-reselling-Pixel-phones_id87907
http://forums.androidcentral.com/google-pixel-pixel-xl/746500-google-shutting-down-accounts-resellers.html
http://www.komputerswiat.pl/artykuly/redakcyjne/2016/11/sprzedawanie-google-pixel-ma-przykre-konsekwencje-mozecie-pozegnac-sie-ze-swoim-mailem-i-reszta-uslug-google-a.aspx
https://fostergem.com/post.php?id=112810170&title=Don%E2%80%99t%20Mess%20with%20The%20Google
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http://fortune.com/2016/11/17/google-pixel-ban/
http://www.hardocp.com/news/2016/11/17/google_closes_your_accounts_if_you_resell_pixel_phones63#.WC3kIN9yukA
https://www.follownews.com/is-google-shutting-down-the-accounts-of-users-who-resell-their-pixel-phones-25npm
https://boxden.com/showthread.php?t=2421866
https://androidworld.nl/nieuws/gebruikers/
https://news.leakite.com/2016/11/17/google-bans-hundreds-of-accounts-of-people-reselling-pixel-phones/
http://www.loopinsight.com/
http://www.androidheadlines.com/2016/11/google-accounts-google-pixel-resellers-banned.html
http://ekstrabladet.dk/kup/elektronik/teknologi/googles-digitale-haevn-smider-100-vis-af-brugere-paa-gaden/6410518
http://www.pcmag.com/news/349675/resell-your-google-pixel-get-locked-out-of-your-account
http://www.sogotechnews.com/2016/11/17/google-goes-after-pixel-resellers-by-locking-their-accounts/
https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/17/google-blocks-pixel-phone-resellers/
http://www.slashgear.com/pixel-phone-flipping-scheme-googles-statement-on-a-ban-hammer-17464528/
http://www.startribune.com/google-hits-pixel-resellers-with-digital-death-sentence/401779055/
https://www.apnews.com/71365f150a4247eeaaa1bd7721bb1b05/Google-hits-Pixel-resellers-with-'digital-death-sentence
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/google-hits-pixel-resellers-digital-death-sentence-43619481
http://technewsdir.com/pixel-phone-flipping-scheme-googles-statement-on-a-ban-hammer
http://internationalnewslive.com/pixel-phone-flipping-scheme-googles-statement-on-a-ban-hammer/
https://checkthescience.com/news/1877181-pixel-phone-flipping-scheme-googles-statement-ban-hammer
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2016-11-17/google-hits-pixel-resellers-with-digital-death-sentence
http://www.cbs46.com/story/33739589/google-hits-pixel-resellers-with-digital-death-sentence
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/google+hits+pixel+resellers+with+digital+death+sentence/12400529/story.html
http://kdhnews.com/news/ap/google-hits-pixel-resellers-with-digital-death-sentence/article_779ab591-ffc0-5236-9575-556dc01e337a.html
http://www.armstrongmywire.com/news/read/category/News/article/the_associated_press-google_hits_pixel_resellers_with_digital_death_sen-ap
http://www.statesman.com/news/google-hits-pixel-resellers-with-digital-death-sentence/8h1dwIVKa4D4jsP3raFYIO/









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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #330 on: November 16, 2016, 06:41:39 PM »

just reading this thread now.
Forwarding Won't help if the above is true.
At least you will have access to all your old emails, GC's etc.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #331 on: November 16, 2016, 06:58:11 PM »
Anyone try twitter?

yes, i have tried. They just replied to me, basically telling me to fill out the same form that we all got. no additional info

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #333 on: November 16, 2016, 08:17:00 PM »
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12972554
Is there a way to send this to Ars Technica?

This seems like a story they they would be interested in.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #334 on: November 16, 2016, 08:18:31 PM »
I'm not who you think I am.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #335 on: November 16, 2016, 08:25:23 PM »
Seems like that's more of a job for DDFers to Tweet and email them.

Yes! If everyone here will speak out on twitter and the like to all these websites (including @google in the post maybe) maybe it will gain attraction. I have begun doing so, but this has to be a mass effort.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #336 on: November 16, 2016, 08:28:37 PM »
Is there a way to send this to Ars Technica?

This seems like a story they they would be interested in.

Agree. People should submit there (via website and tweeting) and to The Verge and probably WSJ. The more people that participate, the more likely the story will get picked up.

To digitally delete someone's life -- no hundreds of people's lives -- in one fell swoop for an unrelated purchase of a few hundred phones for which the order was paid for, accepted, and shipped, is troubling and should have far-reaching ramifications of how these companies control our data.

Further, what's really scary is that many services, including credit card companies and banks, require one's *old* email address to verify a change to a *new* email address. So those affected are forever locked out of their banks and credit card companies?! For buying a phone?

Google: Next time just cancel the order if you didn't want to accept it. Don't accept it, take the money, ship it, and then days later decide you're going to digitally delete the existence of hundreds of your users.
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« Reply #337 on: November 16, 2016, 08:36:15 PM »
Has this link made it here yet?
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #339 on: November 16, 2016, 09:34:46 PM »
I googled "Google account blocked pixel" and I got a hit from itwire.com they even give a HT to Dan's deals

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #340 on: November 16, 2016, 10:02:18 PM »
I think those affected will be lucky if Google agrees to provide a copy of their emails, photos and other data. Getting back the account and email address is unlikely in my opinion.

Btw, did anyone lose access to a Google Voice number?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #341 on: November 16, 2016, 10:26:21 PM »
I think those affected will be lucky if Google agrees to provide a copy of their emails, photos and other data. Getting back the account and email address is unlikely in my opinion.

Btw, did anyone lose access to a Google Voice number?
Buying a pixel messes up your Google Voice number so I don't think anyone used an account associated with a Google Voice number

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #344 on: November 16, 2016, 10:41:58 PM »
who said the dealer is ready to give Google back the phones?
Dan. Did u read the post on ddms?