AOL draws fire after accidentally releasing data on keyword searches

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AOL on Monday apologized for releasing information on about 20 million keyword searches in a move that ignited a firestorm of criticism about privacy rights on the Internet.

AOL, the online unit of media conglomerate Time Warner, said it launched an internal investigation into how a research division of the company mistakenly released the data on its Web site about 10 days ago.

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