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Saturday, 12 March 2005

Bye, bye AOL/ICQ

Zero tolerance...

As mentioned at Slashdot, AOL has changed the terms of service for their AIM service. Effectively, they can do whatever they want with their traffic. No privacy whatsoever! Although I never used AIM itself, I connected to the ICQ network via an AIM gateway on my Jabber server. I have condoned the ICQ contacts on my roster for way too long now, and this was the last straw. I removed all my ICQ contacts and unregistered with the gateway. Bye, bye now!