One of the world’s largest social networks, Tagged.com, has been accused of spamming by using the email address books of its members without permission to send misleading marketing messages.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo believes that Tagged.com had taken â€œthe address books and identities of millions of peopleâ€ who had thus been â€œforced into the embarrassing position of having to apologize to all their e-mail contacts.â€
Tagged’s CEO Greg Tseng responded by saying that the social network only uses the same practises employed by many other services: that of making it very clear that members can automatically invite friends via email but that it’s completely opt-in. [Read more…]
Originally posted on July 13, 2009 @ 6:50 am