Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Banned for Life

Path Finder developer Steve Gehrman:

Tried to become a professional Android developer. Didn’t realize posting some apps for beta testing would result in being banned for life by Google before even having a chance to get started. I assumed a human would be involved in any banning process and they would clearly see that I was not intending to fool anyone and that my apps were harmless. Consider this before investing time and money into developing for Android. If one of their algorithms thinks you’re a bad guy, you’re banned for life.

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Not really feeling too sorry for this guy. 3 warnings and then banned.

"Not really feeling too sorry for this guy. 3 warnings and then banned."

That's a pretty bizarre reading of the specifics of Gehrman's saga...

"Not really feeling too sorry for this guy. 3 warnings and then banned.

So you will have no issue to consider that Larry Page and Sergei Brin should be sent to jail for life for:

- invading private property through Google Maps (when roads are indicated as private, one should turn back).
- distributing illegal contents through YouTube.
- allowing spams to be distributed to gmail users (even though they do their best to avoid that).
- distributing malware through Google Play store (even though they try to avoid that).
- distributing copyrighted material without authorization.

Considering the numerous cases where Google has been found guilty (and had to pay a fine), they probably should be exiled to the moon for life.

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