Banned By Google Meetup tonight in SF

It’s nearly been two weeks since I was originally banned on Google+ (and other Google services). I am still banned (though my account was approved then SUSPENDED again the next day) and the last email I received from Google Support informs me that I have lost my appeal (to the same case that I was informed I had previously been accepted). I’m collecting my thoughts and learning more about this whole shitstorm, and I’m hoping to start writing about it in more depth if I have the time this weekend.

For now I want to reach out to other folks that have also been banned by Google because of their identity. Last week we had a small get together with banned G+ users and got to compare notes on our various experiences. I think we all got a lot out of the conversation so we wanted to do it again. We will be meeting tonight at 7:30pm in San Francisco’s Mission District. If you have gone through the experience of having your G+ (or any other Google services) suspended because of your identity and you would like to join us, please contact me for the location.

If you can’t make it to our SF meet up tonight, but you have been affected by Google because of your name, please fill out this survey that Skud is collecting. You can also check out the My Name Is Me project.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dangerismymiddlename.com Paul Danger Kile

    1) We were followed everywhere by a violent crazy-person during the first few years of my first marriage. Being stalked by a violent person is hell.

    2) There are Chinese people on Google+ that are critical of their government.

    3) Many people online are only known by their chosen name. Making them use a different name, will either make it extremely difficult to find them, or out-them as in 1 and 2 above.

    Now Eric Schmidt’s: “If You Have Something You Don’t Want Anyone To Know, Maybe You Shouldn’t Be Doing It” idiocy is company policy.

    “Don’t be evil,” is an every day reminder that the CEO is either extremely ignorant, or a really bad man. Either one isn’t good.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dangerismymiddlename.com Paul Danger Kile

    1) We were followed everywhere, everyday, by a violent crazy-person during the first two years of my first marriage. Being stalked by a violent person is hell.

    2) There are Chinese people on Google+ that are critical of their government.

    3) Many people online are only known by their chosen name. Making them use a different name, will either make it extremely difficult for friends-and-fans to find, or out-them as in 1 and 2 above.

    Now Eric Schmidt’s, “If You Have Something You Don’t Want Anyone To Know, Maybe You Shouldn’t Be Doing It” ignorance is company policy.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dangerismymiddlename.com Paul Danger Kile

    posted twice by mistake

  • Anonymous

    This should be a warning on having too much dependence with an opaque private company that answers to no one.

    They can pretty much destroy your online identity and your ability to function online at will.

    Like the credit report agencies, we need a consumer identity protection act to 1) allow consumers to request their personal information/profile/graph, 2) require warning and reason prior to terminating services, and finally, 3) allow consumers to correct in-accurate information in their databases.

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