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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

AOL Turns to Gold Digging

AOL might literally be digging for gold to get back at a spammer. The company is reportedly considering tearing up the yards of relatives of Davis Wolfgang Hawke to find gold bars that the spammer supposedly bought out of his ill-gotten gains.

AOL won a judgment for $13 million against Hawke for spamming its customers, but he skipped town. Now AOL wants to look for buried treasure in the homes of his family members.

It is ironic that AOL should search for gold from a spammer after releasing what has been calling a "goldmine" of personal information about its customers.

AOL really could use some good PR about now.

By John Gartner at 11:45 AM | Comments (0)

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