Google Temporarily Locks Some Afghan Government Email Accounts To Keep Taliban From Seeking Revenge On Former Officials

Posted on AllSides September 5th, 2021
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Google says it has temporarily locked the email accounts of some former Afghan government officials to keep the Taliban from learning their identities and seeking them out for revenge.

“In consultation with experts, we are continuously assessing the situation in Afghanistan. We are taking temporary actions to secure relevant accounts, as information continues to come in,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement, according to the New York Post.

Reuters was the first to report on the development, writing that Google had locked “an unspecified number” of email accounts amid fears they would...

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