February 11, 2014 4:24 PM

Revelations by AOL boss raise fears over privacy

Tim Armstrong, the chief executive of AOL, apologized last weekend for publicly revealing sensitive health care details about two employees to explain why the online media giant had decided to cut benefits. He even reinstated the benefits after a backlash. But patient and workforce experts say the gaffe could have a lasting effect on how comfortable — or discomfited — Americans feel about bosses data-mining their personal lives.

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