AIM hysteria continues

Oy. Ben Stanfield’s response to an AOL spokeman’s denial that they monitor AIM conversations is to call him a liar. Because a random nitwit’s parsing of a TOS document is inherently more accurate than an official denial. I can’t believe Ben’s take gets the benefit of the doubt, but AOL’s response doesn’t: apart from his interpretation of the document, which I believe is mistaken, there is as yet no corroborating evidence to support his claim.

Cory doesn’t believe the AOL spokesman either, but that’s Cory being Cory.

Update: Ben uses MacSlash to flog this horse some more. More coverage from the Houston Chronicle and from Slashdot.