Anything that passes on the AIM servers they can do what they wish. So it means any chat client is affected and they don't need to notify you what so ever.Nermal said:Does anyone know whether this applies to iChat? It hasn't presented any new terms of service to me, but then again I might've chosen something saying I automatically agree by signing in.
BTW: when I signed onto AOL these provisions were not in the EULA. Do that give them the right to look at my messages?
I see that the .Mac terms and conditions haven't changed for 2 years. I'm not sure that I've ever 'signed' an AIM or AOL agreement (I use a mac.com AIM address), so does AOL even have the right to snoop around without telling me?varmit said:Anything that passes on the AIM servers they can do what they wish. So it means any chat client is affected and they don't need to notify you what so ever.
Man, iSight conversations would be scary! So basically, they can watch the video any time they want -- and you know like, 50% of the people who own webcams use them for nudity.redAPPLE said:i am shocked. actually, i do not know, what to say about this. do they mean, if i send a picture through iChat, AOL can extract this picture and use it?
what about iSight conversations?
People who have no shame seldom, if ever, change their mind, only their clothes. In the last 4+ times I've tried to contact and talk to a real live person with AOL, I've felt like I was talking to India On Line, or anything(one) other than "america"(n). We're definately canceling, but don't want to waste more time and US$ on international phone calls to do it; so, we're waiting 'til we're Stateside and able to waste a day on the phone, writing and sending whatever it takes. They've also assumed arbitrary authority to charge unsolicited fees (Advantage Traveler@US$79) and add those charges to credit cards. It's out of control and needs to be halted, post haste.narco said:If that's correct, it totally blows.
Hopefully the bad PR will make AOL change their mind. I know a lot of people are sending links to this article like crazy.
phew... now me and my girl friend can continue to use our isights... ehm...varmit said:They don't read person to person, but they do when its a public forum like a chat room. http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/tech/blog/3082956
Nonetheless, the agreement says they have the right to your private data too, not just that which is shared in chat rooms. Whatever their "spokesman" may say they actually make a habit of... the wording is what's legal, and the wording doesn't specify chat rooms.varmit said:They don't read person to person, but they do when its a public forum like a chat room.
I think I'll have to read through MSN Messenger's TOS and see what that has to say. I never use AIM anyways.winwintoo said:If I was AOL, I would have done this in a heartbeat as soon as Apple won the right to see the names of the btards that leaked whatever it was.
AOL is just covering it's a$$ and probably every other hosting service is doing the same, most of them just aren't bothering to tell you about it.