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[liberationtech] Credibility of the Google AdSense Leaks

Cody Tarrant cody at
Tue May 20 13:17:38 PDT 2014

A quick skim shows criticism of the 'leaks' from both Google *and*
publishers. We can take this as a good sign that we should stow the
tin-foil hat for the time being. (At the very least until Greenwald's
next book.) 

Cody Tarrant

On Tue, May 20, 2014, at 05:51 AM, Todd Weiler wrote:
> There's a simpler explanation: a disgruntled AdSense publisher got upset
> with something Google may have done and then tried to exact revenge with
> this. 
> It's easy to imagine click-bombing to be a real thing and click-bombing
> trolls can easily generate resentment among users, one of whom could be
> motivated to do this.
> Best,
> Todd
> On Tue, May 20, 2014, at 02:18 AM, duncan at wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I'm sure many of you have seen the recent alleged google
> > adsense leaks from the discussions about whether this is a hoax.
> >
> > The first post to pastebin was on 29 April 2014, and the second (less
> > well-known) post was the following day on the 30 April 2014.
> >
> > Post 1: "I am writing this to leak information to the public..."
> >
> >
> >
> > Post 2: "I am writing this second part as a response to certain misconceptions..."
> >[
> >
> >Many on this list likely share my distrust of Google, however some uncertainty as to the credibility of the claim remains. Does > >anyone have any thoughts on this?
> >
> > --
> >Duncan

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