Re: [ISN] AOL's Terms of Service Update for AIM Raises Eyebrows

From: InfoSec News (isn@private)
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 23:07:24 PST

Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jericho@private>

: By Ryan Naraine 
: March 12, 2005
: America Online, Inc. has quietly updated the terms of service for its 
: AIM instant messaging application, making several changes that is sure 
: to raise the hackles of Internet privacy advocates.
: The revamped terms of service, which apply only to users who downloaded 
: the free AIM software on or after Feb. 5, 2004, gives AOL the right to 
: "reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt and promote" all content 
: distributed across the chat network by users.

The article is updated:,1759,1775743,00.asp


America Online Inc. on Sunday moved to quell public criticism of the
terms of service for its AIM service, insisting the controversial
privacy clause does not pertain to user-to-user instant messaging


Bellua Cyber Security Asia 2005 -

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