AOL explains its privacy policy

Monday, 14 March 2005, 2:02 PM EST

America Online spokesman Andrew Weinstein responded to a request for more information about AOL Instant Messenger's terms of service, which I wrote about Saturday after spotting it on Slashdot.

The terms would appear to indicate that anything generated using AIM is fair game for AOL to use, which would mean private IM communications are not so private.

By Dwight Silverman at the Houston Chronicle.

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