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Whistleblower outlines alleged Google AdSense theft, favoritism and shenanigans

Google is denying the whistleblower is telling the truth, but anecdotal evidence and Google's long history of absolutely opacity reinforce the leaker's story.

For our own part, we here at the Newswire have had nothing but poor experiences with Google ad services. Our account was routinely banned, often for no clear reason, and dealing with th Goog was always a huge pain in the butt.

AdSense leak controversy heats up as Google denies favoritism, theft allegations | ZDNet

I am a former Google employee and I am writing this to leak information to the public of what I witnessed and took part in while being an employee. My position was to deal with AdSense accounts, more specifically the accounts of publishers (not advertisers). I was employed at Google for a period of several years in this capacity.

Having signed many documents such as NDA’s and non-competes, there are many repercussions for me, especially in the form of legal retribution from Google. I have carefully planned this leak to coincide with certain factors in Google such as waiting for the appropriate employee turn around so that my identity could not be discovered.

To sum it up for everyone, I took part in what I (and many others) would consider theft of money from the publishers by Google, and from direct orders of management. There were many AdSense employees involved, and it spanned many years, and I hear it still is happening today except on a much wider scale. No one on the outside knows it, if they did, the FBI and possibly IRS would immediately launch an investigation, because what they are doing is so inherently illegal and they are flying completely under the radar.

It began in 2009. Everything was perfectly fine prior to 2009, and in fact it couldn’t be more perfect from an AdSense employees perspective, but something changed.
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