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Eileen Ambrose | May 8, 2012
The FTC announced it has reached a settlement with Myspace, which was accused of sharing consumers' personal information with advertisers when it promised it wouldn't do so. The FTC says the settlement requires Myspace to adopt a “comprehensive” privacy program and to have a regular independent reviews for the next 20 years to make sure they aren't violating customers' privacy. The agency claims that Myspace promised it wouldn't share personal identifiable information without getting customers' permission first or share their browsing activity.
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By Douglas Nivens, II, For The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
On Sunday, May 18, 2008, late at night, I got a message through my MySpace profile that simply stated, “Nice page and pics. - E.” I checked out E's profile and replied with a paragraph. Soon, we advanced to text messages. Later, we upgraded to phone calls. The following week, we had our first date, then a second and after four and a half years, we got engaged. Every year since, we've commemorated that first day of contact. We exchange greeting cards and gifts, maybe do a dinner and a movie.
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By Bloomberg News | October 6, 2006
NEW YORK -- MySpace.com founder Brad Greenspan yesterday demanded a federal probe into the sale of the networking Web site to News Corp., the media company led by Rupert Murdoch, claiming the deal defrauded shareholders of more than $20 billion. In a report at Freemyspace.com, Greenspan alleges the sale defrauded shareholders of MySpace.com parent Intermix Media Inc. He is seeking an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Justice Department and the Senate. Greenspan sued MySpace.
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Eileen Ambrose | May 8, 2012
The FTC announced it has reached a settlement with Myspace, which was accused of sharing consumers' personal information with advertisers when it promised it wouldn't do so. The FTC says the settlement requires Myspace to adopt a “comprehensive” privacy program and to have a regular independent reviews for the next 20 years to make sure they aren't violating customers' privacy. The agency claims that Myspace promised it wouldn't share personal identifiable information without getting customers' permission first or share their browsing activity.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 16, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- A federal grand jury indicted a woman yesterday on charges of fraudulently using a MySpace account to "cyber-bully" a Missouri teenager who later hanged herself because she believed she was being rejected by a 16-year-old boy she met on the social networking Web site. Lori Drew, 49, of O'Fallon, Mo., faces three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to obtain information to inflict emotional distress and one count of conspiracy. The case set off a furor when it was revealed that Megan Meier, 13, was the victim of a hoax perpetrated by Drew, who was the mother of one of the girl's former friends.
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By DAVID COLKER and DAVID COLKER,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 18, 2006
Here's bad news for parents who worry that their kids spend too much time on MySpace: The wildly popular online social network now comes in a cell phone version. MySpace is featured on two new phones and a wireless service that hit stores this month from a company called Helio. Headed by Sky Dayton, best known for founding Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. in 1994 at age 23, Helio is a joint venture of EarthLink and SK Telecom Co. of South Korea. The phones, packed with multimedia features, are unabashedly targeted at the teenage and early-20s crowd.
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By Jon Bream and Jon Bream,McClatchy-Tribune | November 15, 2007
Colbie Caillat is the queen of MySpace. There was no official coronation. But with more than 12 million views, 267,000 friends and a No. 5 song on Billboard's pop chart, Caillat (rhymes with "ballet") has to be the networking Web site's biggest success story for a newcomer. A year ago, the 22-year-old acoustic-pop-soul singer was working the front desk at a tanning salon and living with her parents in Malibu, Calif. Now, she has a hit album and a headlining tour. It's all because her tune "Bubbly" popped from MySpace to No. 1 on iTunes to adult-pop radio to top-40 radio.
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By JESSICA BERTHOLD and JESSICA BERTHOLD,THE MORNING CALL | August 10, 2006
SpaceCadetz (www.spacecadetz.com) has a lofty mission statement: To sift through the more than 85 million profiles on myspace.com and find the best. "The best" is subjective, of course, and in this case skews heavily toward the hip-hop artists and musicians whom the blog founder favors and feels deserve more recognition. Mixed in with plugs for graffiti/street artists and hip-hop bands are profiles of the well-endowed young women who make MySpace so popular among young men. Q&As with interesting creative types round out the fare.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,Sun reporter | January 15, 2008
The online social networking site MySpace announced an agreement yesterday with 49 states, including Maryland, to protect children from Internet predators, something that experts called a good first step toward keeping young Web users safe but not a remedy to the problem. "As the popularity of social networking sites continues to grow, the steps being taking by MySpace are essential to helping keep our young people safer online," Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, one of the attorneys general to sign the agreement, said in a statement.
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By Chris Emery and Chris Emery,Sun reporter | January 19, 2008
A 13-year-old California boy was molested at computer camp by a man he met through the Internet. In Georgia, a 40-year-old car dealer was charged with raping a girl, 13, he befriended in an online chat session. And in Connecticut, the body of 13-year-old girl was found in a ravine after a man she met online confessed that he strangled her. Such cases - and studies showing that as many as one in seven children are sexually solicited online - fuel concerns that the Internet provides an anonymous venue for sexual predators to lure children.
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Marta H. Mossburg | July 5, 2011
This just in: With mega disaster MySpace off of News Corp.'s books, chief Rupert Murdoch bets on cleavage, says the following "letter" leaked to press: Dear Ms. Knowles, May I call you Beyoncé? My wife Wendi is a big fan of yours. Her iPod is stacked with your albums. Her favorite song is "Single Ladies (Put a ring on it). " Let me tell you, I did. My reason for writing is Wendi. She thinks I need to capitalize on the "Fox Look" by starting a fashion line. You probably already know this, but I am chairman and chief executive officer of News Corp., parent company of Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Post, and I thankfully, finally, offloaded MySpace — my little social networking mistake!
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2011
For every powerhouse like Google, there are dozens of Internet companies that flop. Still, a decade after the dot-com bubble that burst, there is no shortage of investors trying to get a piece of the next online blockbuster. Lately, much of the hype has centered on social media. While many of the big names — Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter — may sell stock publicly through IPOs one day, they have been raising capital by selling stakes to institutional investors, venture capitalists and wealthy investors.
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By KEVIN ECK | April 23, 2009
New TNA women's champion Angelina Love confirmed on her MySpace account that she suffered a concussion during the cage match at the Lockdown pay-per-view Sunday. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/ringposts)
NEWS
February 24, 2009
Computer accessory maker Atek recently introduced the Stagehand Wireless Presentation Controller. Features include range of more than 50 feet and an illumination light that lets you check notes or equipment problems when doing a presentation without having to turn on overhead room lights. On the Web: * Google Earth turned its high-resolution cameras to the renowned works of the Prado Museum in Madrid. The detail of Google Earth street views at which users have marveled is just as impressive while dissecting the intricacies of a Velasquez or a Rembrandt.
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By JEAN MARBELLA and JEAN MARBELLA,jean.marbella@baltsun.com | February 22, 2009
Usually, the victims just walk away. The damage is done, they figure, and any further action only calls more attention to it and makes it worse. "They feel like, if they just go offline, it goes away," says Danielle Citron, a University of Maryland law professor and expert on cyber-harassment. "But it's all Google-able. Even if it's taken down, it could be linked elsewhere." But growing numbers of states, including Maryland, are hoping to give victims of online threateners, harassers and stalkers more legal muscle when it comes to fighting back.
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By Julie Bykowicz | February 20, 2009
An Anne Arundel County mother tearfully asked state legislators yesterday to outlaw "cyberbullying," testifying that her daughter was harassed and demeaned by classmates through the popular social networking site MySpace. The woman, who did not want her name used for fear of additional harassment, said the classmates set up a public online profile that used "very sexually explicit and vulgar language" to describe her daughter. She said the offenders "got away with a slap on the wrist and were told, 'Don't do it again.
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By Mike Hughlett and Mike Hughlett,Chicago Tribune | December 6, 2006
After several embarrassing media reports of sex offenders prowling around MySpace, the popular online hangout said yesterday that it will deploy new technology to boot predators from its pages. The move was widely applauded, but some MySpace watchers question whether it will be effective because sex offenders can conceal their identities online. MySpace.com, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., is at the vortex of the highly charged issue of pedophiles prowling the Web. A North Carolina police officer was arrested this fall, accused in the rape of a 14-year-old lured to a purported police-ride-along program through MySpace.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | February 7, 2008
As Meg Frampton elaborates on her songwriting process, how much she's inspired by love and literature, her call drops. Her cell phone connection is lost three times as she tries to conduct an interview while en route to a gig in Arizona. Each time Frampton calls back, she giggles, apologizes and picks up exactly where she left off. The 21-year-old guitarist is the songwriting half of the pop-rock duo Meg & Dia. For months, she and her 19-year-old lead vocalist sister and their backing band -- drummer Nick Price, guitarist Carlos Gimenez and bassist Jonathan Snyder -- have been on the road promoting Something Real.
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By Jill Rosen and Gadi Dechter and Jill Rosen and Gadi Dechter,jill.rosen@baltsun.com and gadi.dechter@baltsun.com | February 7, 2009
To Del. Curtis S. Anderson's extreme consternation, despite repeated attempts, he couldn't log on to Facebook from his Annapolis office Thursday night. He walked out into the hallway in frustration and ran into an equally stymied woman. When the Baltimore Democrat got to work yesterday morning, he realized it was no fluke: The Maryland General Assembly had blocked all elected officials and staff from Facebook and MySpace - apparently the first legislature in the country to ban the popular online social networks.
NEWS
By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | February 6, 2009
Aretha Franklin plans a downloadable do-over for inauguration performance President Barack Obama took a do-over on his oath of office. Now the Queen of Soul is following his lead. Aretha Franklin has recorded a "preferred version" of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," which she sang at Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration. Franklin said in a statement yesterday that she wasn't able to give her "very best" in the ceremony's cold weather but wants fans to have the best possible version of her singing the song.
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