MySpace, States Agree on Predator Shields

Schachter, Ken
January 2008
Red Herring;1/14/2008, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on the deal signed by MySpace with U.S. states aimed at thwarting sexual predators in the U.S. Under the deal, MySpace will make profiles of teens aged 14-17 private by default and will work to set up an e-mail registry that will allow parents block their children from gaining access to MySpace or another social-networking site. The opinion of Jeremiah Owyang of Forrester Research on the move is presented. The deal will put pressure on Facebook and other social-networking sites to adopt more stringent controls as well.


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