Google apparently Blocking GreaseMonkey, How Funny...

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Gmails Locks Out Greasemonkey
Story Text:

It looks very much like the company that wants to put links to Amazon on your webpages (Autolink), because they're going to "weigh more heavily on the user side" are blocking GreaseMonkey from GMail - If that turns out to be 100%, it's the jape of the year...

Rajat was left back in one hour after Gmail told him he’d be locked out for anything between “1 minute and 24 hours" for “unusual usage” of his account. Google says, “ For your protection, we ask that you disable any non-supported software before accessing Gmail again.”

snigger snigger, gufaw gufaw... Google doesn't like their content being altered? Surely not?

Im going to try and verify this, but on the surface it looks quite genuine...

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heehee...

...so what's good for the Goose apparently chafes the Gander a bit? *snort*

Do as I say not as I do...

If this is verified then Google has no credibility left.

Pitchforks on Hold

I've installed the greasemonkey script and everything appears to be working fine. However if you trace this story back to the source you'll find ths little tidbit from the Gmail Team ...

Your account may be temporarily disabled if, among other things, you are:
- sending or receiving an excessive volume of mail
- using any third-party software that automatically logs in to your account and is not supported by Gmail
- using certain browser extensions that change the behavior of a website (Greasemonkey, a popular Firefox extension, often interferes with Gmail. We suggest disabling Greasemonkey to use Gmail without any issues.)

http://www.rootburn.com/2005/06/lockdown-in-sector-4.html

Greasemonkey, a popular

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Greasemonkey, a popular Firefox extension, often interferes with Gmail. We suggest disabling Greasemonkey to use Gmail without any issues.

Uh huh, and I wonder why it 'may' cause issues?
Sounds a bit like MSN sending a different CSS file to Opera to make the layout look broken.

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