Sunday, March 13, 2005

AOL's dodgy new Terms of Service for AIM

Think your conversations are private? Think again. According to their new TOS, AOL can use the info in your AIM conversations in any way they please.

AOL's Terms of Service Update for AIM Raises Eyebrows

Slashdot discussion

UPDATE: Kevin at TechLawAdvisor suggests getting Trillian to replace AIM. I don't know if that will help considering that the chat goes through the AIM network anyway, but it couldn't hurt since you are not exactly signing on to that AIM TOS. Anyway, I just got Triallian to give it a spin and I really like it. Go check it out. Thanks for the link Kevin!

Also, Kevin says to check out rob hyndman for more info. It's worth a read. The AIM TOS may not be as draconian as some reactionary bloggers think...or is it? [Insert creepy deep laughter here].


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