MMN is discussing:

A few jobs ago, the team decided to host remote meetings via Hangouts. At the time, Google had a "no fake names" policy - so when my co-worker with the last name "Guess" logged in, it demanded that she make a credit card payment of ~1¢ to Google for validation.

She said "I aint payin' that" and skipped the meeting.

We came back on Monday and she was livid. After she refused to pay, Google locked her account (that she used for mobile, email, practically her entire digital life!

Somehow the issue was resolved (I'm guessing she paid up). Just an example of how this kind of thing can go sideways quick - especially when you trust all of your access to the Internet to one company.

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