AOL's CTO resigns amid search data furor
Maureen Govern, AOL's Chief Technology Officer, has resigned
from her post at the company
just over two weeks after a division
she oversaw released
anonymous search data
for 650,000 AOL users to the public. AOL
quickly pulled the data, but not before it had time to spread across
various file sharing networks and even find its way onto a dedicated website
that still lets
users search through the logs.
Following Govern's departure, AOL's previous CTO John McKinley will take
over as the new interim CTO, and AOL says it will put together a task
by AOL's Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis and General Counsel Randy Boe, and it
will examine the company's collection and retention policies for user
data. Thanks to TR reader Maurice for the dontdelete.com link.