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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #540 on: November 17, 2016, 06:28:05 PM »
Without a link to an official source it doesn't matter who ran it.

It's gotta come from the horse's mouth, most likely here:

https://www.google.com/press/

Come on... they're all quoting the same Google response. Consumerist, AP, etc don't make stuff up.  That'd be worse for them then it was for Google to go around digitally murdering folks :)
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« Reply #541 on: November 17, 2016, 06:31:49 PM »
No HT to Dan in AP story??

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The AP is the only media outlet that failed to credit/cite Dan's Deals in their article.

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« Reply #543 on: November 17, 2016, 06:32:50 PM »
Come on... they're all quoting the same Google response. Consumerist, AP, etc don't make stuff up.  That'd be worse for them then it was for Google to go around digitally murdering folks :)

I'm not saying they're making anything up, I'm saying that their source may not be an official one.

Anyone in any company could make a statement; that doesn't mean it holds water. It needs to be an official statement from Google, whether from their Press office, comms director, and so on.

I do exactly this for my company; I've been watching this the entire day from Google's perspective.

Every big company has a process in place for a situation like this and they drill constantly; they don't just "wing it". And the core of any crisis plan is always the same: until an official statement is released to the general media nothing is official.

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« Reply #544 on: November 17, 2016, 06:34:24 PM »
I'm not saying they're making anything up, I'm saying that their source may not be an official one.

Anyone in any company could make a statement; that doesn't mean it holds water. It needs to be an official statement from Google, whether from their Press office, comms director, and so on.

I do exactly this for my company; I've been watching this the entire day from Google's perspective.

Every big company has a process in place for a situation like this and they drill constantly; they don't just "wing it". And the core of any crisis plan is always the same: until an official statement is released to the general media nothing is official.

You don't think the AP vets emails it gets?  The same person/department who AP emailed earlier, emailed them back, and you can be certain it came from the press office, etc.

AP didn't take a random email from an @Google address, hinge its reputation on it, and post the story.

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I'm glad I could help guys :)
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Where's the thread about how Dan is a selfish snob who uses us and only cares about his own enrichment?

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Where's the thread about how Dan is a selfish snob who uses us and only cares about his own enrichment?
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #548 on: November 17, 2016, 06:39:11 PM »
I'm glad I could help guys :)


This is more exciting than the elections! Dan, thanks so much for getting the media involved. Hopefully my account will be restored soon.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #549 on: November 17, 2016, 06:41:21 PM »
You don't think the AP vets emails it gets?  The same person/department who AP emailed earlier, emailed them back, and you can be certain it came from the press office, etc.

AP didn't take a random email from an @Google address, hinge its reputation on it, and post the story.

Take it to the bank.

You're most likely right. But Dan l posting that everything's perfectly perfect again without an official statement from Google could come back to bite him.

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« Reply #550 on: November 17, 2016, 06:43:05 PM »
Also, Google is perfectly aware that Dan is what started this entire firestorm. If the statement is true, then the fact that he hasn't gotten it is beyond belief.

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« Reply #551 on: November 17, 2016, 06:43:27 PM »
Also, Google is perfectly aware that Dan is what started this entire firestorm. If the statement is true, then the fact that he hasn't gotten it is beyond belief.


...Dan didn't reach out to Google AFAIK.

Also, Dan, despite being the Dan, is not AP.
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« Reply #552 on: November 17, 2016, 06:43:32 PM »
You're most likely right. But Dan l posting that everything's perfectly perfect again without an official statement from Google could come back to bite him.
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« Reply #553 on: November 17, 2016, 06:44:17 PM »
No HT to Dan in AP story??
The AP is the only media outlet that failed to credit/cite Dan's Deals in their article.
Stinks, but
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #554 on: November 17, 2016, 06:44:55 PM »
Dan, it's probably safe now to update the story on DDMS.