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Aol Releases Massive Amounts Of Private Data


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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:39 PM

Sometime after 7 pm the download link went down as well, but there is at least one mirror site. AOL is in damage control mode - the fact that they took the data down shows that someone there had the sense to realize how destructive this was, but it is also an admission of wrongdoing of sorts. Either way, the data is now out there for anyone that wants to use (or abuse) it...The data includes all searches from those users for a three month period this year, as well as whether they clicked on a result, what that result was and where it appeared on the result page. Itís a 439 MB compressed download, expanded to just over 2 gigs...

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