04 February 2009

MySpace Turns in Names of 90K Sex Offenders

Great googly moogly, that's a lot of pervs! From NYT:

“Almost 100,000 convicted sex offenders mixing with children on MySpace — shown by our subpoena — is absolutely appalling and totally unacceptable,” Mr. Blumenthal said in a statement. “For every one of them, there may be hundreds of others using false names and ages.”

Last year, MySpace, owned by News Corporation, and Facebook.com agreed to set security standards after the Web sites were criticized for not doing enough to protect minors from sexual predators lurking on social networking sites.
Facebook is answering a similar subpoena for names of kid-touchers. This number is pretty high, and suggests that anyone out there on the internets could be rubbing vaseline all over themselves in some anime-covered rumpus room. Lest you think that all bloggers are pervs (probably a high percentage number), you'll see that neither "Nixon" or "Lt. Nixon" is in the registered sex offenders list in my geographic location.


MSLGWCEO said...

"Net threat to minors less than feared"
- A long awaited report from the Internet Safety Technical Task Force concludes that children and teens are less vulnerable to sexual predation than many have feared.

The report also questions the efficacy and necessity of some commonly prescribed remedies designed to protect young people.
The task force was formed as a result of a joint agreement between MySpace and 49 state attorneys general.


Anonymous said...

The thing that scares me with MySpace and those places, bec. it's not just them, is the young kids that go on there and seem to almost try to get attention and, bec. they're too young, they don't know when to stop.

Goes right back to the instant gratification of so many of the "younger generation".

Same reason parents wouldn't let you go to a frat party on campus when you were 14 or 15, no matter how old you looked -- well, now you can!