Spitzer is suing Intermix for spyware

Elliot Spitzer, New York Attorney General, is suing Intermix for spyware. Intermix is best known in the social software world for its ownership of the wildly popular MySpace. I can’t comment on the validity of Spitzer’s accusations. However, I can say that MySpace holds data about its members which is certainly highly exploitable in various illegal and/or inappropriate ways, if MySpace (or any other virtual community with similar data about its own members) chose to do so.

Personally, I hope MySpace will fight instead of rolling over in a settlement like most of the financial institutions that Spitzer has pursued.