I posted a few days ago about a new trove of data for internet researchers, with accompanying debates regarding the ethics of using it.
It seems AOL released the data in error.
Meanwhile, it is suggested that the release violates the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. (A law everyone affecting everyone who uses email.)
Posted by Wojciech to the air-l listserv, air-l Digest, Vol 25, Issue 8, August 8, 2006.

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