RockYou

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RockYou was a company that developed widgets for MySpace and implemented applications for various social networks and Facebook.wikipedia
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Myspace

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RockYou was a company that developed widgets for MySpace and implemented applications for various social networks and Facebook.
Myspace had a significant influence on pop culture and music and created a computer game platform that launched the successes of Zynga and RockYou, among others.

Jia Shen

Based in San Francisco, California, RockYou was founded in 2005 by Lance Tokuda and Jia Shen.
Jia Shen is an American technology entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of RockYou, a company that developed games and widgets for social networks, such as Myspace and Facebook.

Loot Drop

In 2010, RockYou announced the acquisitions of two game development studios, TirNua and Playdemic, as well as development agreements for two new games from John Romero's social game studio Loot Drop.
RockYou was the first publisher to get to contract.

Digital Chocolate

In April 2014, RockYou purchased three Playdom social games from Disney: Gardens of Time, Words of Wonder, and City Girl, and announced it is licensing Army Attack, Crazy Penguin Wars, Millionaire City, and Zombie Lane from Digital Chocolate.
It has sold its games to RockYou, and its website was shut down.

Kabam

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In 2015, RockYou purchased The Godfather: Five Families, Kingdoms of Camelot, Edgeworld, Glory of Rome, and Dragons of Atlantis from Kabam.

Graphical widget

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The company's first product, a slide show service, was designed to work as an application widget.

Facebook

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As of December 2007 it was the most successful widget maker for the Facebook platform in terms of total installations.

Computing platform

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In May, 2007, RockYou was one of the companies invited to participate in F8, the event at which Facebook announced an open platform allowing third parties to develop and operate their own software applications on the Facebook website.

Application software

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In May, 2007, RockYou was one of the companies invited to participate in F8, the event at which Facebook announced an open platform allowing third parties to develop and operate their own software applications on the Facebook website.

SQL

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This resulted from storing user data in an unencrypted database (including user passwords in plain text instead of using a cryptographic hash) and not patching a ten-year-old SQL vulnerability.

Chief executive officer

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In November, 2010, the company's founder and CEO, Lance Tokuda, stepped down from his position as CEO.

John Romero

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In 2010, RockYou announced the acquisitions of two game development studios, TirNua and Playdemic, as well as development agreements for two new games from John Romero's social game studio Loot Drop.

SoftBank Group

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RockYou's investors include SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Partech International, and DCM.

Sequoia Capital

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RockYou's investors include SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Partech International, and DCM.

Partech Ventures

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RockYou's investors include SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Partech International, and DCM.

Federal Trade Commission

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In 2012, the company settled Federal Trade Commission charges.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

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The settlement barred future deceptive claims by the company regarding privacy and data security, required it to implement and maintain a data security program, barred future violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, and required it to pay a $250,000 civil penalty to settle the COPPA charges.

AMC (TV channel)

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In August 2012, RockYou launched The Walking Dead Social Game based on AMC's hit series of the same name.

The Walking Dead (TV series)

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In August 2012, RockYou launched The Walking Dead Social Game based on AMC's hit series of the same name.

The Walt Disney Company

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In April 2014, RockYou purchased three Playdom social games from Disney: Gardens of Time, Words of Wonder, and City Girl, and announced it is licensing Army Attack, Crazy Penguin Wars, Millionaire City, and Zombie Lane from Digital Chocolate.

GREE

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In 2016, RockYou acquired War of Nations from GREE.

Plaintext

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The company used an unencrypted database to store user account data, including plaintext passwords (as opposed to password hashes) for its service, as well as passwords to connected accounts at partner sites (including Facebook, Myspace, and webmail services).

Cryptographic hash function

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This resulted from storing user data in an unencrypted database (including user passwords in plain text instead of using a cryptographic hash) and not patching a ten-year-old SQL vulnerability. The company used an unencrypted database to store user account data, including plaintext passwords (as opposed to password hashes) for its service, as well as passwords to connected accounts at partner sites (including Facebook, Myspace, and webmail services).

Self-service password reset

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RockYou would also e-mail the password unencrypted to the user during account recovery.