Saturday, September 23, 2006

Is privacy dead? On life support at the very least

The release of AOL customer search data is probably the nail in the coffin of personal internet privacy. Although users were only identified by numbers the NYTimes has already identified at least one user and I am sure it would be easy to identify others.

Here is just one site which lists the data from random users (not for the faint of heart.) I am sure there are many others.