EFF’s Talking Points For Contacting AOL on Data Leak

The EFF was none too happy about the AOL Search Records Data Leak. This is exactly the sort of thing that gets them to pull their lower lip over their heads in paranoid frustration.

So just in case you’re an AOL customer and were exposed by the data leak, they’ve put together a step-by-step instruction guide on contacting AOL, ascertaining the extent of your exposure and a list of talking points to make sure AOL knows just how much they fucked up.

If you call AOL, please be sure to fill in the EFF’s call log, so they can keep AOL on their toes about their culpability for this mess.

Were You Exposed by AOL’s Data Leak? [EFF]

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  1. denki says:

    Wait a second. First, why are they calling it a leak, and second, why is the Consumerist calling it a leak? It is not a leak if the information was purposefully released; it was a very poorly thought out blunder. If it is official, it is not a leak. It should be “EFF’s Talking Points for Contacting AOL on TREMENDOUS DATA PUBLISHING FUCK-UP”

  2. Triteon says:

    You’re right, denki, it seems like Semantics 101– it wasn’t an accident and it wasn’t a leak.