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AOL quietly changes AIM terms of service

America Online, Inc. has quietly made changes to the terms of service for its AIM instant messaging application. These changes to the terms of service, which only apply to users who downloaded the free AIM software on or after Feb. 5, 2004, gives AOL the right to "reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt and promote" all content distributed across the chat network by users. "You waive any right to privacy," is actually stated directly in the TOS. Users in our Software Forum have already started discussing these changes.

thank god i dont use aim :D

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just for the sake of communication with some poeple, i have ICQ, AIM, Yahoo, and MSN Instant messaging, but i would never think of putting anything related to AOL on my computer.  Their software is IMPOSSIBLE to completely get rid of once you install it.  One time i just put their cd in the drive, i didnt even open anything, and i had shortcuts everywhere telling my to retry/reinstall AOL.  BTW, i use Trillian for IM.  It works great and combines MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, and IRC into ine program :D

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trillian

ho that program

its nice yeah, but only if u are a beginer user or i guess u dont use all the features, there is so much more in msn, the one i use most u cant use in trillian

remote desktop sharing

video call

audio

use all this 3 wiht frequent use and trillian doesnt support them

or am i wrong?

i havent used trillian for a while

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Trillian added audio, im not sure about video, and i cant even use remote desktop sharing (I think because of DirecWay-too-slow, but im not sure)  Also, i cant use msn messenger because it tries to "auto configure" the connection, which never works for me, and you cant force connection settings. :(

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:haha: What a surprise.....call me paranoid but I dont like or use any of that B.S... Its not that I have anything to hide its just that a log file is kept by most I.M. formats and it pisses me off so I dont use em, I suppose someday I may have 2 but have been able to get by so far without.......O.K.  waiting to get blasted....L0L

8) Microwave

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I don't know of any software/chat clients that even come close to AOL/AIM in the number of security hole/exploit/bug problems over the years....& like someone stated in earlier post, the install dumps tons of files & registry entries that stick around after /uninstall  :( :(

Ebert & Ebert give AIM 2 thumbs down~!~!

-JxL

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just for the sake of communication with some poeple, i have ICQ, AIM, Yahoo, and MSN Instant messaging, but i would never think of putting anything related to AOL on my computer.

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AOL owns ICQ as well as AIM... they're double dippin' your computer resources. Do a speed test with AIM running and one without. My daughter runs AIM on her computer. I have to disconnect her at the router if I ever want to upload a decent size file or stay connected to my Remote Terminal Server. I opened up a LAN monitor while she was connected and counted no less than 40 connections that AIM was making to AOL servers. It is worse than a virus.

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With trillian runnning:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 936 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 114 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sun Mar 13 23:04:24 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.98 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 10.9 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-1JH7IYUF8

Without trillian running:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 951 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 116 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sun Mar 13 23:05:29 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.83 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 12.68 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-XNF4EASL3

And another WITH trillian running

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 951 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 116 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sun Mar 13 23:08:24 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.83 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 12.68 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ZUMN4ICH7

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With trillian runnning:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 936 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 114 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sun Mar 13 23:04:24 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.98 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 10.9 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-1JH7IYUF8

Without trillian running:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 951 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 116 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sun Mar 13 23:05:29 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.83 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 12.68 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-XNF4EASL3

And another WITH trillian running

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 951 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 116 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sun Mar 13 23:08:24 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.83 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 12.68 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ZUMN4ICH7

2nd and 3rd were 951 with and without trillan :whaa: i see no difference

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I use MSN, and even it tries to hog bandwidth to make its own connections to the servers. The thing about AIM is that the more active on line buddies you have on your buddy list, the more connections it tries to make. I think MSN does the same. I run McAfee software firewall on all my machines in addition to using the NAT as a hardware firewall. With McAfee, as with others, I suppose, I can restrict what applications are making outbound and inbound connections. I keep them all shut down. This forces MSN to use only the pipe it has open for the MSN browser I am using.

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yeah the latest update is

AOL to Revise Terms of Service

AIM privacy flap has them rethinking wording

Responding to concerns that a privacy policy change allowed AOL to spy on and/or distribute AIM conversations, AOL spokesman Andrew Weinstein went into damage control mode, e-mailing dozens of outlets in an effort to calm people down. Going one step further, Eweek reports AOL will now be rewording their privacy policy, removing the phrase "You waive any right to privacy" from the TOS altogether.

revise

now we wait for the resilts of the revision

maybe worse but i hope not

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