Two self-described hackers say they’ve breached an AOL account belonging to CIA Director John Brennan, the New York Post reports. If their claim is true, this means a pair of teenagers has access to the personal files of one of the most powerful men in the world.
Verizon is merging its cellphone tracking supercookie with AOL’s ad tracking network to match users’ online habits with their offline details.
Over the last few days, the internet has gone (slightly alarmingly) crazy for a new Gmail feature that lets you unsend your email, sort of. But really, this is old news — America Online had a better version of the same feature back when people still called it electronic mail.
Our Chatroom on cutting the cable cord got me thinking about our subscription culture. In recent years there has been an explosion of products delivered monthly in boxes, alongside a variety of streaming media paywalls. Some of us keep shelling out even when we don’t find the product to be that useful. What do you…
Telecommunication companies were up in arms in February after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made net neutrality the law of the land by classifying broadband internet as a utility, seeming to ensure there would be no pay-to-play fast lanes.
Technology is filled with all kinds of rumors, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store.
Verizon just bought AOL, but before that, AOL was a company with deep pocketbooks (all that dial-up money!) and a very weird portfolio of acquisitions.
Verizon is buying AOL for a cool $4.4 billion in cash, the Wall Street Journal is reporting today. This major media acquisition is a sign that the carrier’s making a major push toward mobile-first video and advertising content.
A fascinating examination of the HBO “static sound” in Playboy got us thinking about the sounds we hear that trigger a conditioned response. HBO’s now-famous static primes the brain to expect the start of a show immediately thereafter. What other noise gets you going?
Humans of a certain age will remember the brief period when accessing the internet meant shelling out a monthly fee to AOL. For most of us, this gave way to better business models well over a decade ago. But as Recode points out today, 2.3 million souls never got the memo. Not only that; their rates have somehow gone…
For whatever reason, one of the Gizmodo writers posted an image of an old AOL free trial disc in our staff-wide chat the other day. One thousand hours free for 45 days! This, of course, started us all down a road of weird nostalgia, recalling how we used (or misused) the World Wide Web back in the twilight of the 90s.…
Eight of the largest companies in tech have joined forces to battle the NSA's spying, demanding sweeping reforms of the US Government's surveillance policies.
With Google Reader ready to tap out, it seems like everyone is keen to throw their hat into the feed reader ring. The latest offering is from AOL and it's simple, fast and lacking any unique features—though that's not necessarily a bad thing.
It looks like Aol will be the latest company to toss its hat in as a possible replacement for for Google Reader. Some crafty Internet sleuths have discovered a login page for a private beta for Aol Reader, just a week before Mountain View is set to pull the plug on its beloved client. Do you think Aol can get it done?
AOL Music lasted fifteen years before it was destroyed late last month without warning or much of a funeral. After talking with a survivor (of sorts) from the wreckage, you have to wonder how anyone could last longer than fifteen minutes.
Today, AOL pink-slipped editorial employees at its news sites, and started the embarrassing process of shutting down many—but not all—of the brands associated with the vertical. There has been no official statement from AOL master control (yet), but the dismissed staff from the sites are generating crazy buzz about…