Complaint Filed in AOL Blunder

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over AOL's recent exposure of customer search data.

In what a spokesman called "a screwup," AOL last week released search records of some 658,000 customers for analysis over the Web. The company covered up the users' names, but it neglected to sanitize the search data itself, which contained names, Social Security numbers, and other personal Web data. (See Users Outraged by AOL Gaffe.) Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Complaint Filed in AOL Blunder - Security News Analysis

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