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AOL traces mystery spam flood to security breach; passwords and more stolen

E-mail addresses and encrypted passwords compromised for oughly 2 percent of accounts, AOL says.

You've got spam mail: Slew of AOL email accounts fall prey to spoofing attack

A horde of @aol.com email zombies have risen, and they're hungry for SPAAAAAAAAM.

The 18 most cringe-adorable TV commercials from technology's awkward years

Yeah, these all happened. Without shame, embarrassment, or a hint of irony.

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Tech industry calls for 'oversight and accountability' of NSA surveillance

Internet companies in the U.S. are demanding that the surveillance practices of the U.S. should be reformed to enhance privacy protections and provide "appropriate oversight and accountability mechanisms."

Tech talks to Obama: Lighten up with the NSA

President Obama met with top tech executives to discuss issues with the healthcare website but NSA concerns dominated the discussions.

Bebo—yes, Bebo—announces triumphant return with cocky relaunch video

The social network AOL left for dead is undergoing a revival after founder Michael Birch bought it back for a cool $1 million.

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Alto Mail beta screenshot

Review: Alto mail organizer sorts your email like a pro

AOL's Alto Mail sorts your email into boxes and lets you put important-but-not-urgent messages on snooze. It didn't take me long to get into the private beta, and it's worth getting in line for it.

Hands on with AOL Reader, another opportunistic response to Google's RSS vacancy

AOL has rolled out a beta of an RSS reader that it hopes will replace the soon-to-be-shuttered Google Reader. But our hands-on tests found a few flaws with this first release.

New AOL Reader product teased just days before Google Reader's shutdown

Once-mighty America Online appears to be working on a new RSS reader product, with about a week to go before Google pulls the plug on its own Reader.