A digital music downloading service geared toward college students has come under fire for allegedly using the popular social networking site Facebook.com to acquire the eMail addresses of thousands of unsuspecting students and using them to drum up business with universities.

The company--Herndon, Va.-based Ruckus Network--reportedly set up an account on Facebook for an imaginary student. Built as an online meeting place for college-age students, the site enables users to create "groups," where students can discuss shared interests and connect with friends. By creating its own group on Facebook, the company's critics contend, Ruckus...

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