In this piece, Cortney Harding looks at the struggles faced by music-based social networks like Crowdmix and Myspace, and why problems with scalability so often doom these networks to failure. By Cortney Harding A few months ago, when “The Music Startup Meltdown” first ran, I singled out Crowdmix and its...
Myspace cofounder Aber Whitcomb is selling his modern home in Venice, California, the Los Angeles Times reported. He's asking $3.3 million for the home, which is a mix of contemporary and classic styles. Amenities include a rooftop deck...Show More Summary
If you created a Myspace account prior to 2013 -- admit it, you did -- then it may have been hacked. Here's what the company is doing about a recent security breakdown.
Aber Whitcomb, a co-founder of the social network Myspace, is looking to connect with a buyer in Venice. He’s put his house in the Marina Peninsula area up for sale at $3.3 million. The multi-story home, originally built in 1928 and since renovated and expanded, offers an eclectic mix of classic...
Who is Tessa88, the other hacker who’s spreading and selling hacked passwords stolen from your social networks?
Its alarmingly simple. And you can blame Myspace for most of it.
An undated selfie of Omar Mateen. (MySpace via AP) G4S, the security company that employed Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people early Sunday in Orlando, Fla., failed to heed warnings about at least two other employees who went on to...Show More Summary
From selfies he posted on MySpace, it appears that Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen used an Android smartphone.
Matt Furie's "Boy's Club," where Internet icon Pepe the Frog was born, makes its way from MySpace to print in a new collection.
This post was written by Jon Ostrow ?and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.? Since the dawn of MySpace, musicians have been using social media marketing to generate buzz and get more fans. And while this opportunity still exists...Show More Summary
Login information for 32 million Twitter accounts is circulating online, just days after information from social networks LinkedIn, VK and Myspace was posted online following earlier hacks. TechCrunch reports that the information isShow More Summary
Following data breaches of LinkedIn and Myspace, a hacker claims to have procured a cache containing information on hundreds of millions of users.
The hacker is linked to the MySpace, LinkedIn, and Tumblr "mega breaches."
You may need to change your password on Facebook or Netflix, but it's not because those two services suffered a breach. Instead, due to recent data dumps of old breaches of usernames and passwords from MySpace, LinkedIn, and Tumblr,Show More Summary
There is a new paper in PLoS One by Daniel Silver, Monica Lee, and C. Clayton Childress about the structure of genres. They use MySpace co-mentioning data to understand which genres are mentioned together, which maps out the space of pop music in the mid-2000s. From the abstract of “Genre Complexes in Popular Music:” Recent […]
If you’re reading this you got hacked, Drake. Read more...
Not even a fortnight has gone by since it was revealed that 177 million LinkedIn passwords had been made public, confirming that the 2012 breach of LinkedIn’s database had stolen effectively 98% of all users passwords from that time. The 177.5 million password hashes for 164.6 million users in the LinkedIn database reportedly align perfectly [...]
Following the recent LinkedIn data hack, account details from MySpace and Tumblr have now gone on sale on the black market - which may be more relevant than you'd think.
In the pilot for the new Motherboard video series Greatest Moments in Hacking History, Samy Kamkar recounted the time he took down MySpace in 2005 when he discovered a vulnerability that allowed him add code to his profile that quickly replicated itself across the site. The pilot is one of five that Motherboard is considering […]
Many people know who Gucci Mane is, his #FreeGucci campaign has made him a pop culture icon. Rightfully so, I became a fan of Gucci Mane when Myspace was still used in everyone's vocabulary. This was around 2009, and he was blowing up. Show More Summary