MySpace's cult following has dwindled down in recent years, but at least they can count on one keen follower - the Federal Trade Commission.
For the next 20 years, MySpace will be under the watchful eye of the feds after the social networking service was accused of sharing users' personal data with advertisers, without disclosing this with the users.
Instead of opposing the charges, MySpace has decided to settle - where according to the site's owner, Specific Media, its reason for settling was made "in order to put any questions regarding Myspace's pre-acquisition advertising practices behind us."
However, FTC saw a different scenario - with MySpace violating these terms by providing advertisers with the Friends IDs of users viewing certain pages on the site:
MySpace has since been ordered to set up and maintain a privacy scheme whereby the company will be subjected to regular privacy reviews by a "qualified, objective, independent third-party professional" every two years - for the next 20 years.
That is, if MySpace will even be around in the next 20 years.