Access to MySpace Blocked in Apple Stores

Apple said Friday that it had banned access to MySpace from its demonstration computers, claiming casual browsing of the popular social networking site was taking up bandwidth. The site also has the dubious distinction of being the only site blocked by the company so far, say Apple representatives.

The decision is twofold: MySpace users were also taking up time on the machines, and the company wants to provide "everyone a chance to test-drive a Mac" according to a statement released Friday. According to news reports, people were even using the Photobooth application to update their MySpace pictures, and would then proceed to use the machines for 'hours,' according to an unnamed employee. MySpace had no immediate comment on the development.

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