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Against Taliban, Google blocks accounts of former Afghan government members

Google has temporarily blocked some e-mail accounts of members of the Afghan government in what will be an attempt to prevent the Taliban from discovering the identity of former employees who worked with the recently collapsed, US-backed administration.

Against Taliban, Google blocks accounts of former Afghan government members

Against Taliban, Google blocks accounts of former Afghan government members

“In consultation with experts, we are continually assessing the situation in Afghanistan. We are taking temporary steps to ensure [the security of] relevant accounts as we continue to receive information,” a Google spokesperson told The Post.

It is not certain how many accounts were blocked by the action of the tech giant.

The rapidity of the fall of the Afghan government into Taliban hands last month has raised fears that Islamic fundamentalists will take advantage of access to nearly two decades of official files to identify and exact revenge on those who worked with and for the Kabul authorities, well for with other institutions supported by the West.

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