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Carlos Fenollosa

Carlos Fenollosa

Engineer, developer, entrepreneur

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Google may terminate your account if you're not profitable

November 17, 2019 — Carlos Fenollosa

Youtube's new ToS, emphasis mine, via

YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account's access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.

Initially, this was interpreted as a way of kicking non-profitable channels out of the platform.

However, the implications are wider. Watching a Youtube video with adblock enabled may wipe your whole Google account.

It's not like they couldn't do this before, and good luck contacting Google's support channels, but the fact that they have made it explicit is a bit scary.

Personally, I've been slowly transitioning out of Google services for a while, but this is going to accelerate the process.

If you want to be safe, make sure that your gmail account is expendable before December 10th.

(Obligatory if you're not the customer, you're the product)

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