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MySpace employees reportedly read your mid-2000s DMs

The Next Web Tuesday, 25 June 2019
MySpace employees reportedly read your mid-2000s DMsLong before Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ruled the social media world, there was Myspace. One of the earliest social networks crossed the mark of 100 million users in 2006. However, a report published by Vice today suggests that its employees used a specific tool to spy on its users. The report notes that employees used the tool named ‘Overlord’ (apt, evil name), to look at users’ passwords and messages. While ‘Overlord’ was designed to moderate the platform, and cater to data requests from authorities, some employees used it to snoop on people without their knowledge. Sources told Vice that the tool…

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