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AIM users unhappy with bots

Nov 18, 20051 min
Data Center

Thankfully, we’re not the only ones making a stink about AOL automatically adding bots to AIM users’ Buddy List.

The AP reports today that users are complaining to AOL about what one blogger termed “buddy list spam.”

According to the wire, “In adding bots automatically, AOL was looking for a way to make users more aware of their existence, [AOL spokeswoman Krista] Thomas said.”

Nice justification. So it’s really more of a favor than an intrusion of privacy?

We’re not sure which corporate statement of the week is our favorite: that one from AOL or Sony’s regarding it DRM fiasco: “”We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause our customers.”

Via My Way News