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American Airlines gives customer data to other

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 13, 2004

American Airlines gives customer data to other companies without the customers’ permission. Guess who flew American in June 2002? Me! Yippee!

Reader comments

liaApr 13, 2004 at 11:56AM

The songs came from a European satellite music channel and a communal computer where 12.8 gigabites of tunes had been downloaded for sharing on MP3’s. The rule was simple: Take some music, add some music.

I guess Real American Heros break copyright too! Take that, RIAA!

That said, this article was a painful read. NYT, please never have Thom Shanker write about technology again, he’s no good at it.

RobertApr 13, 2004 at 12:42PM

Wrong place lia?

Anyway, as for the AA thing - Woopty doo. I understand the need for your liberties, but unless you can explain to me what has actually happened to you, why care? It’s happening to every one of us all the time, and this is one of the times we find out about it. Do you really feel less free? I don’t hear any chains.

RaulApr 13, 2004 at 3:15PM

Yeah, this kind of thing would never help. The 9/11 hijackers were flying on, oh, wait…

Thom Shanker is in Iraq and hasn’t been kidnapped yet, to lia’s great dismay.

VisigothApr 13, 2004 at 6:31PM

I can have your records erased. For a price.

liaApr 13, 2004 at 8:26PM

Aw, shit, wrong place indeed. *cries*

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.