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AOL capturing ad-metadata for account verification  

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ParlPastor
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17/02/2020 9:40 am  

I have a firewall that blocks most advertising portals (my host file is about 1220kb) - recently AOL flagged my account for "suspicious" activity but the only thing I found suspicious was the fact to verify the PIN sent via telephone their first concern is not of security it is METADATA and how to make money exploiting it - AOL routed me through one of these sites (there is no excuse for this as even the title of the site has the word "advertising" in it). I had no choice but to allow it - or I would have been locked out of my account.


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