Friday, May 6, 2011
Google The Hacker
What would you do if you got an email from an address you never saw, you didn't recognize, and it told you to click on a link, and if you didn't respond your user name would be automatically changed?
I have been schooled to delete things I don't know, because opening the unknown email or link can infect your computer with a hideous virus.
Or what would happen if this email arrived in your Spam box? Do you open Spam if you don't see that it's from someone you know and landed there by mistake? I think not.
Well I'm with you, and what happened to me was that since April 29 I have not been able to sign into my blog.
All kinds of conspiracy theories floated around. Alberto thought Google was behind it. And he was right. Of course customer service for Google blogspot users sucks, so no answer or help was readily available.
Why is Google changing the user name and email to sign into my blog? Has this happened to any of you using blogspot?
Finally after days of sending countless reports to the robots at Google, I got one today instructing me to sign in with this weird email address they assigned me. I did, and had to reset my password, and now I have access again. I tried to change the email address back to my own, and of course they want to send all communication to the weird email they hacked into my blog to give me. Since that is not my email, it is useless, and I certainly am not sending any password info to some random email.
So Google is a stinking hacker. And I give them the huge finger. They caused alot of us some grief this week. I thank Jenny, Erica, Carollynn, and Nicole for all the support, tech and otherwise, and I thank Alberto for always keeping a logical cool head.
We already started migrating my blog to Word Press.
In the meantime, I'll keep posting here and hope that Google is done fucking with me.