Thursday, August 31, 2006

Rather than Worry about AOL...

Just move! If you are an AOL user, there are many better ways to get to the internet, and you do not have to worry (as much) about privacy breaches, or "BadWare." AOL got dinged by StopBadWare.Org for their latest version of their software, which installs extensions to other parts of your system with no warning and no consent on your part. A program should stay in its own "sandbox" and not try to take over the machine, but more and more software packages and ISPs are crossing the line.

Of course, AOL also released the searches of its members to the "research community" a few weeks ago.

So, why worry? Be happy with some other ISP.