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Myspace Sued for Giving Away Member Data Without Consent

Bloomberg reports that News Corp.’s Myspace was accused in a lawsuit of giving data to aggregators that associates members’ names with their Internet browsing history, without member’s consent.

“Myspace knowingly serves as and profits handsomely from being a conduit through which details of the most intimate aspects of its members’ lives…are transmitted to data aggregators,” wrote the complaint, filed today in federal court in Brooklyn.

Hmm. We’re not so sure about the “profits handsomely” part. The complaint may be the only document we’ve seen accusing the failing company of doing well at anything.

News Corp. is in talks to hand over control of Myspace to Vevo.com, and it remains to be seen if this lawsuit will affect the transfer. Myspace, we think it’s fair to say, has been having a really, really bad run of things lately.

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