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Microsoft Looking At My Myspace


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#1 ComputerMan23

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:37 PM

I got on profilesnitch.com to see what was going on with my profile and i found this:

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what am i to do? contact myspace or microsoft. I think its pretty weird that I get that.

if you query the IP address in ARIN IP Whois you get the same information.

what is going on?

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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:34 PM

What ISP are you using?


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:41 PM

If you think for a minute, didn't you give myspace all of that information when you signed up? So it should come as no surprise that you're getting it back.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:51 PM

ComputerMan23. That only shows that someone at MS was looking at your profile.
Note that the tracker was unable to tell what the browser or the OS was of the Unknown User viewing your profile.

As to why someone was looking over your profile? Maybe a bored MSC employee just goofing off? Probably intrigued by your user name?

Edited by KoanYorel, 07 November 2007 - 08:02 PM.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:22 PM

If you think for a minute, didn't you give myspace all of that information when you signed up? So it should come as no surprise that you're getting it back.



I never give out real information unless its for a purchase, aka credit card.

What ISP are you using?



Atlantic Broadband

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:50 PM

If you think for a minute, didn't you give myspace all of that information when you signed up? So it should come as no surprise that you're getting it back.



I never give out real information unless its for a purchase, aka credit card.

I just went to "myspace" and went to their account creation page. This is the information that is required:

Email - can't create account without valid e-mail address

First Name - you can make this up

Last Name - you make this up, too

Create pw - password

Country - I assume you didn't claim to be from Uzbekistan

Zip code - this is all that's needed to find city & state

Birth date - Something guys don't care about, and women lie about :thumbsup:

Sex - yes or no

Preferred country & language - Once again we assume US and English

So from that, the only information you haven't given them is IP information that they get directly from the server.

One thing that isn't clear. Is it your own information you're looking at, or the information of the person that checked out your profile? Since nearly everyone in Redmond probably works for Micro$oft in one way or another, I'm thinking the latter. But I could be wrong.

Edited by MattV, 07 November 2007 - 11:52 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:14 AM

the information i posted is the info of the person who looked at my page. which really isnt to interesting...

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 05:52 PM

New hit by Microsoft at:

November 8, 2007, 2:05 am 65.55.213.33 Unknown Unknown


someone must be bored...

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 05:58 PM

Might just be a web crawling spyder checking out all on the link.
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 07:25 PM

All this means is that someone at that ISP has looked at your myspace profile. Nothing more.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:07 PM

It doesn't surprise me, I just read somewhere that Microsoft has bought a share in facebook!
Regards,

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 03:09 PM

It doesn't surprise me, I just read somewhere that Microsoft has bought a share in facebook!



yeah i heard they might want to buy facebook for 12b billion?

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 08:04 PM

Maybe someone nominated you for MVP and MS is checking you out? :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 01:25 AM

It doesn't surprise me, I just read somewhere that Microsoft has bought a share in facebook!

So what?

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 05:57 AM

It just seems to me, that Microsoft is buying a share in anything and everything these days, all to open up new areas of marketing. which means that pages will take even longer to load trying to render the fancy images they put there for products not many people care about.
Regards,

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