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AOL releases search info for 650, 000 users, offers glimpse into private lives

AOL apologizes:
http://news.com.com/2100-1030_3-6102793.html

Slashdot thread:
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/08/07/2022244

Background:
http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~dangelo/aol-search-query-logs/

Interesting site:
http://aolsearchlogs.com/

A defense of AOL:
http://glinden.blogspot.com/2006/08/chance-to-play-with-big-data.html

Some of the most bizarre search queries (recommended reading):
http://news.com.com/AOL+offers+glimpse+into+users+lives/2100-1030_3-6103098.html

-Declan

Posted by Declan McCullagh on Aug 08, 2006 in category privacy


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