help regarding my gtalk on pidgin

David Woolley forums at
Fri Aug 23 05:40:43 EDT 2013

On 22/08/13 20:27, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> David Woolley spake unto us the following wisdom:
>> That sounds like an issue you need to take up with Google.  They
>> will lock out your account if you appear to be in two places at
>> once, as they assume that the account has been compromised.
> I can report for a fact that this is untrue.  I have been logged in
> from two different *countries* at once, before.

As I remember it, their T&Cs say that they will use various heuristics 
to detect possible misuse, and country hopping is one of the factors 
they will use.  The heuristics may well attempt to avoid false positives 
from people who commonly do appear to be in two places at once.

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