MySpace, States To Work on New Methods against Sexual Predators

by admin January 14, 2008 at 6:30 pm

MySpace said it has reached an agreement with 49 states, including the District of Columbia, to work together in adding extensive measures to prevent the sexual predators which look for their victims on online social-networking sites.

The social networking website headquartered in Beverly Hills, California said it has agreed, besides introducing many online protections, to take part in a working group with the aim of developing age-verification and other similar technologies.

The deal to work together against the sexual predators was made public in Manhattan by attorneys general from North Carolina, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey. The goal of the group effort is to achieve a greater control for online networking sites, a control made mandatory by the numerous cases of sexually abused children contacted with the use of those sites.

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