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[liberationtech] Credibility of the Google AdSense Leaks

Keira Cran keiracran at eml.cc
Wed May 21 01:35:39 PDT 2014


Just in case anyone missed it, hacker news contained your usual internet
spat between a Google employee (pr?) and a crew of disgruntled
now-banned publishers (with money owed to them it seems).

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7667976

keira

On Tue, May 20, 2014, at 01:17 PM, Cody Tarrant wrote:
> 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.) 
> 
> regards 
> 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 openmailbox.org 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..."
> > > http://crypto.mm.st/adsense_1.txt
> > >
> > >
> > > Post 2: "I am writing this second part as a response to certain misconceptions..."
> > > http://crypto.mm.st/adsense_2.tx[http://crypto.mm.st/adsense_2.txt
> > >
> > >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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