We reported yesterday on the controversy that broke this weekend, following a claim on tech blog TechCrunch that Last.fm had handed over user data to the RIAA relating to the U2 album leak.Having denied the story in several places, Last.fm founder Richard ones has now unleashed his rage on TechCrunch in the company’s own blog, with a post headlined “Techcrunch are full of sh*t” (we’ve added the asterisk).He slates the “vicious and completely false rumour” – and it does seem that TechCrunch is on exceptionally thin ice, given that the original piece was based on a single-source tip that said “I heard from an irate friend who works at CBS that…”If the story is indeed false, as it seems, Last.fm will surely take legal action.

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