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Harold
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Member since: 2006-11-30
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Subject: Amazon brouhaha
Those of you who are Amazon Associates--there's a bit of a tempest, and it's still blowing, over what caused many sex-related titles to lose their sales ranks and disappear from searches over the weekend.

Amazon claims a "ham-fisted cataloging error" but a self-styled hacker claims he found a way to exploit their "flag as inappropriate" feature. Where lies the truth? You decide.

A lively discussion on the .com Associate Boards and a couple of good articles on the Guardian web site....
April 14, 2009 04:03AM
DamonHD
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Subject: Re: Amazon brouhaha
Yes, apparently Nazis apologisms and "educating" your child to stop being homosexual were fine, but gay erotica was not allowed a listing.

Rgds

Damon
April 14, 2009 08:11AM
Ian C. Purdie
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Subject: Re: Amazon brouhaha
Well Harold dug up a news piece where someone claimed responsibility as a hacker. Seems he determined a way to sabotage sales rank.

[valleywag.gawker.com]

PS: Why do links truncate here for appearance sake? I know they work.
April 15, 2009 12:06AM
Harold
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Subject: Re: Amazon brouhaha
I think, but I'm not sure, that that hacker's claims have been debunked, and that this article contains the best info available:

[tech.yahoo.com]

Don't have an answer to your PS.
April 15, 2009 04:38AM

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