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  • Fifth-grade teacher charged in child pornography case

    04/18/2014 4:51:28 AM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies ^ | 04/18/2014 | Martin Finucane
    A fifth-grade teacher in Cambridge who is facing a charge of transportation of child pornography admitted to secretly videotaping children changing in and out of their clothes on more than one occasion, according to federal law enforcement officials. Josh A. Wairi, 27, of Somerville was charged today in federal court in Boston in a criminal complaint filed by a US postal inspector. In the affidavit, the inspector detailed a hunt for Wairi through cyberspace, kicked off by tips from America Online and Dropbox Inc. The search eventually led to Wairi’s Somerville apartment, where law enforcement officials executed a search warrant...
  • AOL To Buy The Huffington Post [$315 Million]

    02/06/2011 9:48:34 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 06, 2011 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
    AOL To Buy The Huffington Post Nathan Olivarez-Giles February 6, 2011 Arianna Huffington is selling the Huffington Post to AOL Inc. for $315 million in cash. The deal, which Huffington announced on her blog on the Huffington Post website and AOL announced in a news release, will move the co-founder of the news site to the position of president and editor in chief of a new Huffington Post Media Group division at AOL. The purchase will increase AOL's news portfolio as it competes against Yahoo's growing online news publication profile and Google's news efforts, as well as traditional media companies...
  • Group protests e-mails blocked by AOL

    04/17/2006 5:47:07 AM PDT · by Panerai · 8 replies · 384+ views
    Macworld ^ | 04/17/2006 | Todd Weiss, Computerworld
    Critics of America Online's proposed "pay-to-send" e-mail program were angered late last week when e-mail messages containing their Web page links were automatically bounced back to senders by AOL's antispam filters. The nonprofit Coalition was formed in February to protest what it called AOL's creation of an e-mail tax that would harm the free and open use of the Internet. In an e-mail message Thursday, organizers of the group said their fears of AOL trying to control e-mail were confirmed when e-mails they sent to AOL users were blocked from being delivered. The problem was found when more...
  • The Web: What's the appeal of free e-mail?

    06/08/2005 4:26:39 PM PDT · by Writer1 · 59 replies · 1,167+ views
    United Press International ^ | June 8, 2005 | Gene Koprowski
    Chicago, IL, Jun. 8 (UPI) -- America Online introduced free e-mail for the Web this week, aiming to vie with existing offerings from Microsoft's Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail and Google's Gmail, but experts told UPI's The Web the free e-mail concept's time already may have passed. Only a small portion of Internet users take advantage of free e-mail accounts, with most preferring to use e-mail provided by commercial services or their own companies. "Coca-Cola does not do business with a free e-mail account, and neither do most small businesses," said Mike Neumeier, a spokesman for Interland, a Web-hosting company in Atlanta....
  • AOL's Terms of Service Update for AIM Raises Eyebrows

    03/12/2005 9:05:28 PM PST · by holymoly · 38 replies · 1,184+ views
    eWeek ^ | March 12, 2005 | By Ryan Naraine
    <p>America Online, Inc. has quietly updated the terms of service for its AIM instant messaging application, making several changes that is sure to raise the hackles of Internet privacy advocates.</p> <p>The revamped terms of service, which apply only to users who downloaded the free AIM software on or after Feb. 5, 2004, gives AOL the right to "reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt and promote" all content distributed across the chat network by users.</p>
  • America Online Reports Drop in Spam

    12/27/2004 7:13:33 PM PST · by The Teen Conservative · 27 replies · 422+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/27/04 | The Associated Press
    America Online Reports Drop in Spam By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 28, 2004 America Online said yesterday that spammers were starting to give up - at least when it came to sending junk to its subscribers. The total number of e-mail messages destined for members averaged 1.6 billion in November a day, down from 2.1 billion daily a year earlier, the company said. The drop was almost entirely in spam, AOL said. A company spokesman, Nicholas Graham, attributed the drop largely to spammers moving on after realizing that many of their messages would not get through AOL's antispam filters...
  • Hack Your Way to Hollywood

    04/30/2004 12:26:07 AM PDT · by Flyin' Hawaiian · 2 replies · 143+ views
    Wired News ^ | Apr. 29, 2004 | Xeni Jardin
    <p>LOS ANGELES -- An America Online customer service rep illicitly surfs the company's customer database, ferrets out private data on celebrity members and then hunts them down online under a false identity, seeking fame and fortune in Hollywood.</p> <p>Sound like a prelude to prison? Not in the case of Heather Robinson. The former AOL employee managed to parlay privacy violations into useful contacts in Hollywood. With the help of those contacts, Robinson, 25, landed a movie deal, and she's using her toehold in the industry to advance another.</p>
  • Government Halts Internet Identity Theft Scam

    03/24/2004 6:00:40 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 178+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 24, 2004
    Government Halts Internet Identity Theft Scam Mar 24, 2004 By Pam Easton/ Associated Press Writer/ HOUSTON (AP) - Federal officials have shut down an identity theft scam in which a man tricked Internet users into providing their credit card and bank account numbers. Zachary Keith Hill, 19, of Houston, pleaded guilty last month to having and using credit instruments that did not belong to him. He is set to be sentenced May 17 and faces up to 15 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Neither Hill, who is free on $25,000 bond, nor his attorney, Victor Blaine, immediately returned phone...

    02/26/2004 5:46:53 PM PST · by Born in a Rage · 24 replies · 387+ views
    Here is really interesting little 'quiz' to take which 'matches' your view on issues to the views of people running for president. Have fun!
  • Lord of the Flies: Tales...from America Online's glory years

    06/16/2003 4:37:01 PM PDT · by ChemistCat · 3 replies · 291+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, June 15, 2003 | Alec Klein
    It was said that Myer Berlow strapped clients into the chair, then David Colburn beat the stuffing out of them to make millions for AOL. A high-pitched whine emanated from the man at the microphone. Heads turned instantly. The screeching voice, like fingernails running down a chalkboard, was a rude summons back to the main event. Sooner or later, David M. Colburn, he of the slow nasal drawl, was bound to take center stage. As president of America Online Inc.'s business affairs division, Colburn commanded attention wherever he went, which was especially true at his own holiday party that December...
  • AOL Subscriber Defections Continue, Top 1 Million

    06/04/2003 3:27:13 AM PDT · by tdadams · 46 replies · 327+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2003 | David A. Vise
    America Online has lost more than 1 million dial-up customers since the dramatic decline in its subscriber base began late last year, sources familiar with the figures said yesterday. The Dulles-based firm is rapidly losing customers to NetZero and other lower-priced bare-bones Internet services, as well as to higher-priced high-speed cable and telephone providers. America Online's problems are the "one negative" at AOL Time Warner Inc. these days, according to Wayne H. Pace, the corporation's chief financial officer. Speaking at a media conference this week, Pace said the falloff in subscribers is much steeper than AOL had projected, and he...
  • Tunes of the Times: Which Songs Strike a Chord For You? (AOL Users: Music Poll to Freep!)

    03/14/2003 7:52:00 PM PST · by Timesink · 11 replies · 347+ views
    AOL | March 14, 2003
    Whose song resonates with you most? Cat StevensBeastie BoysJohn MellencampDarryl WorleyToby KeithBruce SpringsteenAlan JacksonSteve EarleCut and paste the following URL into your browser to vote ONLY if you have AOL:aol://4344:3167.tonetim2.21080527.= 731969906(I couldn't make them clickable links; FR software seems to strip out all non-HTTP hrefs.)If you don't have AOL, you'll just get an error message.
  • Hackers Run Wild and Free on AOL

    02/22/2003 11:57:30 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 11 replies · 431+ views
    Wired News ^ | February 21, 2003 | Christopher Null
    <p>Using a combination of trade tricks and clever programming, hackers have thoroughly compromised security at America Online, potentially exposing the personal information of AOL's 35 million users.</p> <p>The most recent exploit, launched last week, gave a hacker full access to Merlin, AOL's latest customer database application. As a security measure, Merlin runs only on AOL's internal network, but savvy hackers have found a way to break in.</p>
  • Nancy Grace on CNN: No evidence of salt water on Scott Peterson's boat!

    02/13/2003 6:39:49 PM PST · by Partisan Hack · 196 replies · 1,623+ views
    CNN | CNN
    This is huge. It means that Scott's boat was NEVER LAUNCHED.
  • White House: Web Security Plan Won't Invade Privacy

    12/20/2002 2:12:16 PM PST · by GeneD · 8 replies · 189+ views
    Reuters via ^ | 12/20/2002 | Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Efforts to bolster Internet security will not lead to increased government scrutiny of individuals' online habits, the White House and industry sources said on Friday. As it finalizes sweeping guidelines that aim to increase cybersecurity, the Bush administration said individual privacy would not be affected by efforts to prevent cyberattacks. "The administration is not considering a proposal to monitor what individuals do on the Internet," a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said. High-tech companies, meanwhile, said they would resist government efforts to get involved in the day-to-day operation of the global computer network. In a...
  • America Online May Charge For Content From Time Inc.

    11/25/2002 1:00:33 PM PST · by GeneD · 11 replies · 313+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/25/2002 | Matthew Rose and Julia Angwin
    <p>Want to read People magazine online? Soon, it might cost you.</p> <p>America Online and sister magazine publisher Time Inc. are discussing an agreement under which a substantial portion of the content on Time Inc.'s currently free Web sites could be transferred onto America Online's struggling proprietary service, company executives say.</p>
  • AOL's 'free' trial is anything but (whiner alert)

    11/19/2002 8:48:21 AM PST · by tdadams · 46 replies · 797+ views
    Omaha World ^ | November 14, 2002 | VIRGIL LARSON
    McCOOK, Neb. - Terry Thompson was using a local Internet service when he signed up to try out AOL's dial-up service. The "free" trial, which lasted 22 days before Thompson ended it, ended up costing him $916. Thompson signed up for the service online. To find an AOL number to make the Internet connection, he typed his area code, 308, into the sign-up form. Several numbers popped up, none of them in McCook. He chose 865-6001 in Kearney, 100 miles away. Normally, he knew, that would be a long-distance call. But free means free, he figured, and AOL must have...
  • The Campaign to Control America’s Vote [PFAW alert!]

    10/20/2002 7:50:17 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 31 replies · 751+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 2002 | Patrick J. Reilly
      The Campaign to Control America's VoteLiberal Group Leads Fight Against Bush Judicial Nominees and School ChoiceBy Patrick J. ReillySummary: Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen is the latest victim of People for the American Way's campaign against President Bush's judicial nominees. On September 5, the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 10-9 party-line vote rejected her nomination to the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. When the electronic voting machines introduced in last month's Florida primary elections failed to correct the voting irregularities that appeared during the state's 2000 presidential election, People for the American Way (PFAW)...
  • AOL Exec Is Reportedly Locked Out

    08/14/2002 6:56:07 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 241+ views
    Associated Press | August 14, 2002
    DULLES, Va. (AP) — David M. Colburn, who negotiated many of America Online's biggest deals, reportedly has left the company. Colburn was locked out of his office on Friday at the company's Dulles headquarters only days after AOL named Jonathan F. Miller as its new chief executive, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Colburn's business affairs division was involved in advertising and commerce deals that have led to investigations of AOL's accounting practices by the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission. His departure came just days before Wednesday's deadline for corporate executives to vouch for their accounting statements. The...
  • Department of Justice investigates AOL accounting

    07/30/2002 10:27:33 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 181+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | July 31, 2002 | David Lieberman
    <p>NEW YORK — The Justice Department has opened an investigation into accounting practices at AOL Time Warner, according to a person knowledgeable of the probe.</p> <p>U.S. prosecutors in Virginia, where the company's America Online division is headquartered, are working in tandem with the Securities and Exchange Commission.</p>