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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

August 8 - AOL Privacy

And they weren't even hacked... Sorry. I'm getting ahead of myself. Right from the beggining now.

Yesterday, AOL released the search logs of over 650,000 users for 'research purposes'. This was done without any permission from the people involved, making it a privacy nightmare for the people involved. Social Security numbers, names, addresses, everything pretty much that could be used to identify these people was put for all eyes to see on the net. It's been taken down now, but if you're nosy, you should take a peek over at The Pirate Bay. And as the folks at TechCrunch, so kindly pointed out, you can find out exactly who's been planning to murder their relatives lately. Nice. But it gives you a taste of what people are searching for!

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  Digg | Permalink | Posted by Davidat 9:28 pm. 2 comments


Blogger Seshi said...

That link to 'The Pirate Bay' doesn't work. At least, it didn't when I tried.

1:09 am, August 09, 2006  
Blogger Delta said...

Thought it might go down sometime. After all, how long can you keep 650,000 people's private data on the net. I kept on searching through the files (offline), and there are people's credit card numbers in there too. Yahoo should be ashamed. I wonder how many people will sue them?

6:24 pm, August 09, 2006  

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