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Android dev complains of 'Orwellian' treatment as account banned after 6 years on Play store

Barry Rueger

Hardly news

If you're a writer you often want to record interviews, including those done by phone.

New phone last year, which upgraded to Oreo, and all apps that recorded phone calls stopped working. Google in its wisdom had disabled that function in Android and if you or your company needed it you were SOL.

This is why I have moved everything possible away from Google. Even when (infrequently) they do something well it's likely that next week they'll just shut you down with no warning and no avenue for appeal.

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