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First twitter and now google. I wonder what's going on.

>You may have thought a Google account was forever, but the company's latest blog post details a new policy of deleting inactive Google accounts. The new deadline is two years—if your account hasn't seen "activity" in that amount of time, Google is going to delete your data forever.

>The company pitches this as a way to prevent spam. The blog post says that "abandoned accounts are at least 10x less likely than active accounts to have 2-step-verification set up," and once they get compromised, they become vectors for spam and identity theft. Deleting old accounts and freeing up storage is also probably a good way to cut costs, which has been a thing at Google lately.


i wish theyd also delete the associated data but of course theyll never get rid of that


It's good that tech companies are burning down historical Internet sources. Contemporary & future historians need to be humbled. You've gotta have that element of mystery.


Yeah I hate the legal vandalism of our digital history.


Literally nothing of value will be lost


Indeed! Entropy will win.


>I wonder what's going on.
Storing that data takes resources and there are lots of inactive sockpuppet accounts.


oh fuck does this include youtube?


We had to have yet another burning of Alexandria or the sacking if Baghdad didn't we


according to youtube employees it doesnt


So they won't delete, just deactivate them?


Comparing YouTube to the Library of Alexandria is hilarious


At this point 90s and early 2000s websites will become better preserved and archived than late 2000s and early 2010s content made on contemporary Big Tech platforms


Yes I'm sure
On a seperate note burgers are always freaking out about China supposedly doing what they're about to do to themselves


>"People choose to get evicted by their actions," Melody McClurg, the executive director at the Steubenville housing authority, told WaPo.


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A good chunk of Active Worlds and Worlds.com are still up, though this is mostly due to their tiny file sizes so they basically have been forgotten on servers.


I tried setting up an account but they kept rejecting my email



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>trusting proprietary scum with your data
deserved outcome desu
the internet was decentralized for a reason
but people couldn't resist willingly centralizing under the likes of corporate shit like google and here we are.
even other programmers used to roll their eyes when they learned that I host my own email, git, etc. instead of using centralized trash like shithub.


I think Google Drive also culls the data of inactive accounts, not sure though
>I wonder what's going on
Massive lay-offs and increasing energy prices probably hitting their data centres hard

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