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MySpace, apps share user IDs with advertisers


MySpace has been sharing with its advertisers data that can be used to identify user profile pages, but the company doesn’t consider that to be a problem, reports the Associated Press. The company said it did not consider the data to be information that could identify a person, partly because MySpace doesn’t require members to use their real names. The social networking site acknowledged transmitting information to advertisers that included a user ID and the last page viewed before a user clicked on an ad. MySpace issued the statement following a report in The Wall Street Journal on Friday disclosing the sharing. The Journal and MySpace are both owned by News Corp. The Journal also said some MySpace applications developed by outside parties had been sharing user IDs in violation of MySpace’s terms of use…

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