AOL's Big Brother Bungle

Posted 14 years ago by Internetrix

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Did you know that Google or AOL keep track your online search queries? How comfortable would you feel with this information being made public? Well after a creepy and shocking "mistake" made by an Internet behemoth, hundreds of thousands of internet users had their search histories exposed.

Here's what happened.

American Online, or AOL as it is better know, released private data about its users without permission. In total, the data added up to about two gigs of information