There will be site maintenance this Saturday, August 9th, from 10 am - 2 pm PDT. That's a start time of 1pm (Saturday) in New York, 6pm (Saturday) in London, 10.30pm (Saturday) in New Delhi, and 3am (Sunday) in Sydney.
As per usual, you will not be able to access your account during the maintenance, but your ad serving and reporting will not be affected.
Perhaps you should read my posts long before I was ever a mod because I've never tried to coddle the tinfoil hat AdSense theories as Google appears to be very upfront and honest which is more than I can say for most affiliate programs and advertising networks out there.
Those that try to make claims that Google is stealing should just go elsewhere so there's more for the rest of us.