Myspace loses user files for twelve years

The social network Myspace has twelve years of data while transferring to another server. It concerns data from between 2003 and 2015, Myspace confirms on the front page of its website.

In a slightly more comprehensive statement to the BBC, Myspace says that “photos, videos, and audio files” uploaded for 2015 may no longer be available.

For almost a year, users had been complaining that some of their files were no longer available. At the time, Myspace wrote that the problem would be solved, but the service did not disclose when.

In a statement Myspace states on Monday that files “after a server migration” have been permanently lost.

“We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Myspace started in 2003 and was then one of the largest social networks. The service was also important for the distribution of music from artists and bands such as Arctic Monkeys and Kate Nash.

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