Since AOL went free last month, hoping to build up its ad business, there have been questions about why anyone would even bother to keep paying for an AOL subscription. It seems that AOL hasn't totally given up on the subscription business, though. The difference now, though, is that rather than buying access to AOL content, apparently you're really buying identity theft and computer damage insurance. That's the latest "giveaway" for continuing subscribers. However, since all the content is free, it's hardly a giveaway. It basically seems like the only thing your subscription fee actually buys is that insurance policy. Now, if only they'd add iTunes or file sharing insurance, it might get interesting.
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