MY SPACE EXPLAINED
Did you know when you join a network site like
my space its like -Signing your privacy away?
Internet studies 303
Policy- what is it you might
It is a formal, brief, and high-level statement
or a plan that embraces an organization’s
general beliefs, goals, objectives, and
Further defined by standards and guidelines.
is a social networking website My space
became the most popular social networking
site in the United States in June 2006.
MySpace collects your email address, first
and last name, postal code, gender, and date
of birth from you in order to register you as a
Member (“Registration Data”)
What is the Term of Use?
The terms of the condition of an agreement
between you and any social working site.
You must agree to all the terms.
You must be aware that their policy can
change without notifying you.
You have the right to change or deactivate
your account, but beware once your online
things are never private anymore.
Terms of service "ToS" are rules by
which one must agree to abide by in
order to use a service
The terms of Service bind you whether you are a member or a visitor.
You or MySpace can end the membership anytime without notice. Some parts of
this agreement, for example liability for inappropriate content, copyright
violation or waiver of your rights will, however, remain binding even after
MySpace may charge fees for its services and to change them from time to time.
You don’t get any refund on termination.
MySpace expressly reserves the right to remove your profile and/or deny, restrict,
suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the MySpace Services if
MySpace determines, in its sole discretion, that you have violated this Agreement
or pose a threat to MySpace, its employees, business partners, Users and/or the
public. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect
MySpace can use or edit your content.
DID YOU READ THE TOS WHEN
YOU JOINED MYSPACE OR DID
YOU JUST CLICK AND AGREE TO
Who can join
As soon as your 13 you can join.
Join a networking site when your just 13.
while other laws require you to be much
You don't need parents permission.
Its free as long as you give your personal
One thing you should always remember
READ Before You SIGN
What you need to realise what you put on
your site becomes the property of My Space
and it will be available always even when you
terminate and deactivate your site.
The policy at MySpace, which is owned by
News Corp., raises “serious questions about
your commitment to develop and maintain
strong privacy protections for consumers,”
Rockefeller wrote to MySpace’s Michael
My space under Fire
U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay
Rockefeller pressed executives of Facebook Inc.
and MySpace Inc. for information about breaches
involving personal information and vowed to
write legislation protecting privacy.
Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, said he is
troubled by reports that users of the sites had
personal details transferred to third-parties
without their knowledge.
Is it mine or my spaces
They can also change the TOS (terms of
service ) without advising you.
In addition, MySpace collects other Related
Data and non-PII including IP address,
aggregate user data, and browser type. This
data is used to manage and improve the
MySpace Services, track usage, and for
The internet is not safe
The Internet is NOT a private place. Keep
your personal information to yourself.
MSNBC has reported that "social-networking
sites like MySpace are turning out to be
hotbeds for spyware," and "infection rates are
on the rise, in part thanks to the surging
popularity of social-networking sites like
According to Alison Kiss, program director
for Security on Campus, social networking
websites such as MySpace and Facebook have
made it easier for stalkers who target women
on college campuses.
On MySpace your profile is either
public or private, there is no in
There is no between the circle you are either
in one or the other. You either have full
privacy or none at all.