How I lost access to my Google account today - Ehsan Akhgari
""Account has been disabled." I'm sorry, what?! Yes, indeed, Google has disabled my account for some reason. [...] We've all (yours truly included) heard about the importance of owning your digital data, the downsides of vendor lock-in, and how if you're being provided a free service, you're the product, not the customer. But I honestly never understood how deep this problem is, and how severe the consequences can be ("surely this cannot happen to me", right?!). But starting today, I look at this problem from an entirely new angle."
Wed Apr 18 23:12:37 2012 - permalink -