July 07, 2005
Plaxo and AOL Join Hips
This techdirt article on Plaxo and AOL makes for some interesting reading, especially if you think Plaxo is, whether they want to be or not, a full-bore spam support organization naively pretending to be a responsible "service". I know, we don't have any privacy in the Internet Age, and we should just "get over it"; and yet, I find it irresponsible of Plaxo to continue to exist.
I've seen too many of these go out of business (surprise!) and too many times seen my privacy violated. I still get spam at the address I used for sixdegrees.com.
It would be curious to see whether someone in the US with a wholly European set of contacts can get Plaxo sued into glowing insolvency for violation of the EU privacy and data handling laws.
Posted by schampeo at 02:42 PM