Thursday, August 10, 2006

The AOL privacy debacle

AOL's disturbing glimpse into users' lives

The 21 million search queries also have exposed an innumerable number of life stories ranging from the mundane to the illicit and bizarre.

For its part, AOL has apologized for a researcher‘s disclosure of the massive database and has yanked the file from its Web site. It was too late: The database already had been mirrored.

It‘s disgusting. Be very careful who you trust. Another item for my list of reasons to start searches on Wikipedia.

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