Jun 18th 2013
Over the six-month period from December 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013, AOL fielded in the range of 2000 to 3000 demands for user information from U.S. law enforcement at all levels, affecting in the range of 5000 to 6000 accounts. These demands for user information related to both criminal and national security matters and only impacted a tiny fraction of our users.
As we have previously stated, AOL does not provide any government agency with access to our servers. Also, AOL has not received the types of untargeted requests for business records that others reportedly have received.
AOL has only responded to lawful process relating to specific accounts. AOL scrutinizes each government inquiry to ensure strict compliance with legal obligations and rigorous protection of our users' privacy. We guard against overreaching by law enforcement and against overproduction of information. We produce the narrowest amount of data that allows us to comply with our legal obligations.
We will continue to operate with the utmost integrity to preserve the privacy of our customers' information and respect our legal obligations. We also believe that transparency on these issues is important, and we support the calls on many fronts for the government to allow providers to disclose more information about the types of lawful process requests we receive.
Jun 13th 2013
This is the first time viewers everywhere will have access to the lineup of Bonnaroo's performances ensuring as many music fans as possible to get a chance to check out their favorite bands.
This year's Bonnaroo features acts including Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, BJÖRK, R. Kelly, WU-TANG CLAN, Daniel Tosh, The Lumineers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and many more. The festival starts today and ends Sunday, June 16.
To check out Cambio's live-stream, coverage and exclusive content visit here and don't miss out.
Jun 11th 2013
AOL To Run Exclusive "I Call Shotgun!" Show Featuring Jerry Seinfeld and hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen
We want AOL.com to be the premiere stage for the web's best events and biggest stars. And we've got a big one coming up on Thursday.
The homepage team is excited to announce that on June 13th at 8pm Eastern Time, AOL.com will premiere an exclusive program – I Call Shotgun! – featuring comedy legend, Jerry Seinfeld.
In coordination with the debut of Season 2 of Jerry's popular online series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the stand-up comedian and former TV star will sit down for an exclusive discussion with Bravo TV's Andy Cohen hosted by AOL. The two will preview the upcoming season of Jerry's series and talk cars, comedy and more.
Fans can submit questions for the program starting today and through 2pm on Wednesday using #ICallShotgun on Twitter.
Also starting today, AOL.com will feature a collection of our favorite episodes from season 1.
Must See Thursday is back...at least for this week on AOL.com.
Jun 7th 2013
"We do not have any knowledge of the Prism program. We do not disclose user information to government agencies without a court order, subpoena or formal legal process, nor do we provide any government agency with access to our servers."
Jun 5th 2013
AOL's Tech properties, Engadget and TechCrunch, are headed offline and going global. We are excited to announce that Engadget Expand is going to New York City and TechCrunch Disrupt is heading overseas to Beijing, China, as we continue to bring engaging experiences both online and off.
Engadget Expand, which debuted this past March in San Francisco, is coming to New York City's Javits Center on November 9th and 10th. This event will bring together tech luminaries and Engadget editors for two days of exciting conversation, new inventors and gadget fans -- for the ultimate immersive technology experience.
(TechNode team at their annual China Bang event in Beijing)
While Engadget takes over NYC, TechCrunch will be making waves in Beijing this fall, bringing Disrupt back to China. TechCrunch is partnering with one of the top tech blogs and event groups in China, TechNode, and will launch the official Chinese-language version of TechCrunch later this year. The Chinese edition will carry translations of posts from the U.S. site.
Click here to purchase tickets to Engadget Expand and for more information on TechCrunch Disrupt visit this site.