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AOL releases “anonymized” search data for 500k users

This is a serious breach of user privacy, and I can’t imagine there won’t be lawsuits over this.

Either they didn’t think this through, or this is the best way they could think of to raise a public outrage.

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One Response to “AOL releases “anonymized” search data for 500k users”

  1. Peter Says:

    I’m gonna take this user data i just downloaded from aol and upload it right back up into my new free 5 GB of aol web space. shweet!

    p.s. i thought, errr…knew, i was a bit twisted, but i got nothing on these aol sickos. holy cow. found some great new sites, though! :D

    crackin myself up over here. aohell. awesome.

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