News Burst: AOL privacy preferences could expire

An America Online policy is again putting privacy issues on the front burner. The leading access provider recently started sending e-mails to customers informing them that the privacy preferences they signed up for a year ago -- the ones telling the company not to collect or distribute information about their accounts or online habits -- have "expired.

An America Online policy is again putting privacy issues on the front burner. The leading access provider recently started sending e-mails to customers informing them that the privacy preferences they signed up for a year ago -- the ones telling the company not to collect or distribute information about their accounts or online habits -- have "expired."

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