Saturday, October 08, 2005

AOL revises privacy policy

America Online won't sell or rent members' home addresses anymore, but under changes to take effect in November , it will track member activity on and Web searches to offer personalized content and targeted ads.

Looks like a fairly standard privacy policy, with the usual weasel words and wiggle room where they say, "We collect information about what you do on our service and we can use it for pretty much any business reason we can dream up,'' said Kevin Bankston, staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

AOL members pay a small monthly fee so that AOL can earn more from users' information. What does AOL have that makes them so arrogant?