AOL’s big leak

Rep. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said Wednesday that AOL’s disclosure of the search habits of more than 650,000 of its users demonstrates that new laws are necessary.

Read this article from C|Net and AOL releases search data on 500,000 users from Ars for background. WIRED’s blog offers an additional perspective.

UPDATES: Does Privacy Still Exist? A roundtable discussion from C|Net, Privacy Debacle Hall of Fame from WIRED and Fun with the AOL Data Leak from Alternet.

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