Category Archives: AOL

First Google, Now AOL Copies Yahoo!

Remember last year when Jeremy Zawodny said Google had copied a Yahoo ad for their version of IE7? Well, it looks like AOL is getting in on the act now, they are beta testing a new version of their homepage, … Continue reading

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Jason Calacanis Leaving AOL

It’s official, [tag]Jason Calacanis[/tag] is leaving AOL, and after reading his post about Jim Miller, I would say it is largely because of his departure as well, although it could just be an easy time to say adios. This appears … Continue reading

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AOL Triton Active Update Fix

Note: Everyone should check the later comments below out, as people are always leaving different ways to remove the AOL popup from this and later versions. If anyone has been getting the damn active update popup from AOL Instant Messenger, … Continue reading

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AOL Members Suing AOL for Privacy Violations

Three AOL members have filed suit against AOL LLC, the internet division of Time Warner, the lawsuit, which was filed as C-06-5866, says AOL violated their privacy by posting their searches online. In a previous post I mentioned AOL Releasing … Continue reading

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If Only…

If only AOL searcher 4417749, Thelma Arnold, could’ve had access to some of these new “tools” coming out, she might not have been so easy to find. Lost in the Crowd hopes to give back the anonymity that has been … Continue reading

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AOL Releases CTO and Two Others for Data Leak

The fallout is starting at AOL for the release of search data of 650,000 users, with AOL releasing it’s CTO and two others. They’ve apologized and gotten the attention of capitol hill, now it’s all over but the firing. Maureen … Continue reading

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More on the AOL Data Release

Apparently the AOL release of data now has the attention of Capitol Hill, not sure if this is a good thing or not, as the more the government gets involved with the internet, the worse it will be for it. … Continue reading

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Google Says We Will Keep On Storing User Search Data

Even though it’s been a terrible week for AOL, and 650,000 of it’s users, Google Inc CEO, Eric Schmidt, said the mistake by AOL will not change Googles practice of storing the user search data for use in it’s search … Continue reading

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AOL User No. 4417749 Found Easily

Just finished reading this article from the New York Times about how one reporter easily found search user No. 4417749, a user found because AOL Released the Searches of 650,000 users. Thelma Arnold, a 62-year-old widow who lives in Lilburn, … Continue reading

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AOL Apologizes for Releasing User Data

From News.com, AOL is apologizing for releasing the user search data that was released yesterday. The randomly selected data, which focused on 658,000 subscribers and posted 10 days ago, was among the tools intended for use on the recently launched … Continue reading

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