September 18, 2021

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Google “temporarily blocks Afghan government email accounts as the Taliban attempt to access servers used by previous officials”

Google temporarily blocked an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts as the Taliban attempt to access the servers and emails of former officials, according to a source.

Daily Mail / Reuters: Google “temporarily blocks Afghan government email accounts as the Taliban try to access servers used by previous officials” for fear of data being used to track down US allies

* Google said Friday it was “taking temporary action to protect relevant accounts”

* The company stopped before confirming that the accounts had been temporarily blocked and it is not immediately clear how many accounts were affected

* About two dozen Afghan government agencies have used Google’s servers to handle official email, including ministries of finance, industry and higher education

* A former government employee said the Taliban asked him to keep data stored on the servers of the government ministry he worked for.

* The employee said he didn’t comply and has been in hiding ever since

* Fears are growing that the Taliban will use official files left over during the turbulent US withdrawal to track down and take revenge on Western allies

Google has temporarily blocked an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts as the Taliban attempt to access the servers and emails of former officials, according to a source.

The tech giant said in a statement Friday that it was monitoring the situation in Afghanistan and “taking interim action to protect relevant accounts.”

The company stopped before confirming that the accounts had been temporarily frozen and it is not immediately clear how many accounts were affected or in which Afghan government ministries.

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More on Google “Temporary blocking of Afghan government email accounts”

Exclusive: Google blocks Afghan government accounts as Taliban search for emails – source – Reuters

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Google Blocks Afghan Government Email Accounts As Concerns Grow About Taliban Tracking Their Enemies, Report Says – Business Insider

Google blocks Afghan government accounts as Taliban seek access: report – The Hill

Google blocks Afghan government email accounts as Taliban seek access: Report – ANI

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