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Groups file FTC complaints against AOL

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Groups file FTC complaints against AOL

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the World Privacy Forum filed separate legal complaints with the Federal Trade Commission this week claiming that America Online engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices when the company posted its users’ search data online.

On Wednesday, the World Privacy Forum filed a 19-page brief criticizing AOL’s release of three-months of search data – totaling about 20 million queries – to its Web site.

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