Earlier this month, AOL released on the Web about 20 million keyword searches from 658,000 users, hoping to to help academic researchers; though anonymous, some users could be identified by search terms. Data mishandling has become this year's fast track to unemployment for IT execs at businesses and government agencies.
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Brief: Two Fired, CTO Resigns After AOL Foul-Up
It comes after customer search data is posted online.