Google locks Afghan government accounts as Taliban seek emails

  • Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter, as fears grow over the digital paper trail left by former officials and their international partners.
  • One employee of the former government has told Reuters the Taliban are seeking to acquire former officials’ emails.
  • Commandeering government databases and emails could provide information about employees of the former administration, ex-ministers, government contractors, tribal allies and foreign partners.

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