Google is going to purge all your old burner accounts

Google says that accounts that haven’t been used in over two years will be deleted.  In an updated blog post originally published in 2020, the company states: “While the policy takes effect today, it will not immediately impact users with an inactive account — the earliest we will begin deleting accounts is December 2023.” So why the sudden threat? Google wants to ensure people can’t maliciously use these old accounts to scam users. Hackers typically use old accounts because they are easy to get into.  But realistically, it saves them money because why should they foot the server costs for hogging up storage that’s not being used? Servers are expensive; one way to cut those costs is by purging data. Google announced this change three years ago, per its blog post: .stk-d401e88{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-d401e88-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-d401e88-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-fff85bd{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-75422ff{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important}}“We’re also introducing new policies for consumer Google Accounts that are either inactive or over their storage limit across Gmail, Drive (including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files) and Photos, to bring our policies more in line with industry standards.” This report happened simultaneously when the company announced that Photos and Gmail would no longer be allotted additional storage outside the 15GB limit for free accounts.  Users that utilize those services would have the storage limit combined with Drive. For example, free…Google is going to purge all your old burner accounts

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