MySpace Apps Leak User Data

MySpace, whilst admitting to sharing publicly available user information with advertising partners, has said that it will be taking action against third party app developers who share user data with online tracking websites.

According to CNN, a spokesperson for the social networking platform said that it shares profile information with its advertising partners but does not identify the users.

The company said that it shares non identifiable information with its partners as per the agreement. MySpace also added that it would move against third party app developers who collect user information and share it with online tracking websites.

“It has come to our attention that several third-party app developers may have violated these terms and we are taking appropriate action against those developers,” the spokesperson told CNN.

One of the first applications to be axed by MySpace was 'Tag Me', which, according to reports, shared user information with third parties, which is in violation of MySpace's agreement with developers.