AOL’s Chief Technology officer resigns, others fired over data flap
AOL’s Chief Technology Officer has resigned and two others were fired over the data flap created earlier this month when AOL released millions of search queries containing personally identifying information about its users.
The New York Times is reporting that AOL will take steps to increase privacy on search queries.
Perhaps not releasing data like this in the future would be one way to increase privacy? But what do I know.
More: Zoli’s Blog, TechCrunch, Reuters, and TechMeme.
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If they don’t take immediate steps to increase privacy and stop releasing information there will not be an AOL in the future.