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

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Contractural desuetude

@JohnFen, I get where you're coming from and I certainly saw the risk and decided against building my business around any app store dependency.

But, just as there is a difference between deporting undocumented aliens after a decade or more of residency versus turning a migrant away at the border, I don't blame long standing and established developers feeling hard done by when the conditions are punitively applied suddenly after many years of development effort, marketing investment and customer reliance has been established, just as they'd zap the apps and accounts of the fly-by-nighters with brand new accounts and rip-off apps.

It should be trivial for Google to understand the distinction and act accordingly. WTF do they collect all this data for, if not to personalise their interactions?

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