Talk:AOL search data leak

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There are two links to pages to search the logs. Does no one think a link to download them is just as valuable?Mastershake phd 07:00, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Merge page[edit]

I think this page should be merged into the main AOL article. Nobody is going to look up a specific crime of a corporation, unless it's a huge one (not that this isn't, just not big enough that it is its own topic). This article is almost stub-length, with verifiable data, and a single incident of a corporation. It should fit nicely into the AOL article. Smokeresearcher 02:00, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

It should never have been split in the first place. —Centrxtalk • 21:57, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

I recommend keeping separate[edit]

I wasn't exactly clear about the scandal until i read the entire article. Because it is somewhat complex to explain, it may be too long to merge with AOL main article.

Ian 21:50, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

I agree, but some barebones facts should be merged with AOL article —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.142.121.77 (talk) 15:26, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

I agree that it should be kept separate, since it's an example that is often studied by security, and privacy students. It does need more information, like the results of the FTC complaint, and the law suit. I don't have time to research them, but it would be interesting to have that information in here.mjlissner (talk) 01:24, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Additional material wished: internal consequences[edit]

I heard that, among others, the CTO of AOL had to resign due to this mishap. I think this is notable fact that should be mentioned (if it's true). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.92.177.35 (talk) 21:42, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Since done by others who proceeded me. Thank you for your suggestion. It was a good idea. --FeralOink (talk) 23:57, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

#14 is broken[edit]

but here is the correct link http://consumerist.com/2006/08/aol-user-927-illuminated.html dont know if I should update that or not so I'll just post that here. TinyEdit (talk) 21:09, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Done. This is really awful, the entire article, or rather, the subject matter... Anyway, I updated some of the other links too, as they'd changed.--FeralOink (talk) 03:08, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

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I Love Alaska[edit]

I made a page for I Love Alaska, the film mentioned at the end of the article, and have linked to it. Zachthesmallboy (talk) 01:59, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Not a leak[edit]

Why is this called a "leak" in the title when AOL willfully and knowingly released the data. It wasn't a leak or a breach...it was just a mistake. This should be renamed "AOL search data release incident" or something like that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.42.14.48 (talk) 02:12, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

This is called a leak in a different sense of the word. The data was released, but the information in that data about people's queries and whatnot leaked out in the sense that it was in the data originally, but was never supposed to get out. --mjlissner (talk) 14:35, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

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