Private MySpace Comments are Not Private

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Your private page may not be as private as you thought. Here you can learn how to view private MySpace pages and concerns about your privacy.

Recently we discussed the reasons for law students to Delete Your MySpace Page if it contains content not intended for a professional community of attorneys and potential clients. Then we mentioned an alternative: You could Set Your MySpace Page to ‘Private’

However, this recent article revealed how anyone can view comments on a private MySpace page: How to view PRIVATE myspace comments. I tried it and it works. This means setting your MySpace page to private will not make comments on your page private.

Perhaps, in the future, hackers may find ways to access the entire contents of private MySpace pages.

MySpaceThe Lesson: What you post on the Internet may eventually be public information.

Update: MySpace no longer allows users to view comments on private pages. MySpace fixed this security loophole. But learn what else you can do with MySpace here: MySpace Tips and Tricks.

This is part of a series of articles highlighting Web 2.0 websites for law students.

Related posts:

  1. Set Your MySpace Page to ‘Private’
  2. Delete Your MySpace Page

6 Responses to “Private MySpace Comments are Not Private”

  1. sabrinalee Says:

    Hey, I can’t bet on my myspace i tried the email is right and the password but, it still want let me in.

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  3. Laurennnnn Says:

    Hey.. um i have been trying to take the private thing of my myspace but i dont know how… coz everyone hates it when your profile is set to private coz then you got to go through the process of adding them bla etc. would you please help me?

  4. Chelsea Says:

    How do i get my comments to where i don’t have to approve them before they are on my site???

  5. skittlez Says:

    i always see private myspace but they have a different color or theme then the regular myspace look how do i do that?

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