You may have seen the Cambridge Analytica scandal that shook the world last year. Well, we imagine Google are very keen to avoid such a similar data-protection incident with their own products, so they have announced that all Google Apps must undergo a security assessment, or they will be marked as "unverified".
This all sounds very reasonable, until they mention that the assessment has to be conducted by one of 3 Google-chosen assessment providers, and that the assessment will cost between $15,000-$75,000 per App. Oh, and the App developer has to pay (more info here).
While we'd love to see Adios continue to grow (we've already had some fantastic coverage, including #1 on HackerNews, 5 stars on ProductHunt, multiple features in TheNextWeb and wild viral growth among the Dutch!), Adios is a labour of love and we make literally not 1 cent from running this service. So unfortunately, right now, we just can't justify investing $15,000-$75,000 in this security assessment.
Our ultimate goal is to open-source Adios so you can run it yourself, but until we get around to that (we're currently crazy busy making our data tool, Trevor.io, super awesome) we want to keep Adios available for everyone who wants to keep using it (we know we do!).
All you need to do is to add Adios as a Trusted App for your organization (note: you may need your GSuite Admin to do this for you).
The animation above shows you how, and the instructions below explain it step-by step:
If you're not using GSuite for your email (i.e. your Gmail address ends in @gmail) then you can still use Adios for now (when you see the "This App isn't verified" screen, just click "Advanced" and then "Go to adios") ... but we believe Google will eventually block this from working :(
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