Monday, January 14, 2008
States Team Up for Children's Safety Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service An agreement between MySpace and most U.S. state attorneys general aims to significantly increase the safety of minors on the popular social network. An agreement between MySpace and most U.S. state attorneys general will significantly increase the safety of minors on the popular social network and boost the ability of police to catch and prosecute sexual predators who use the Web, MySpace and several participating attorneys general said today. MySpace and attorneys general from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia announced a set of principles for social-networking safety that they hope will be broadly adopted by companies that operate these sites. ... * MySpace Agrees to Lead Fight to Stop Sex Predators By ANNE BARNARD MySpace, the country’s largest social-networking Web site, has agreed with attorneys general of 49 states to take new steps to protect children from sexual predators on its site. It also agreed to lead a nationwide effort to develop technology to verify the ages and identities of Internet users, officials announced Monday. The agreement is the latest attempt by law enforcement officials nationwide to shield children from online dangers, including the risk of encountering inappropriate sexual content or receiving sexual advances through sites like MySpace and Facebook. ...
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