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Are the FEDS still upset about AOL's sale of ICQ to Russia?

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In the spring of 2010, one of the largest instant messaging services in the world, ICQ, was purchased by "Digital Sky Technologies," the largest Internet investment company in Russia. AOL reportedly sold the instant messaging service to Digital Sky for $187 million. Recently, U.S. law enforcement officials have been making claims that the ICQ sale could effect homeland security if the services headquarters are located in Russia. Currently, it's headquarters are located In Israel. (the U.S. longtime friend and ally)

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Comment by Ernest Hancock
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I thought that AOL was the Federal Government?


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