TITLE

MySpace, States Agree on Predator Shields

AUTHOR(S)
Schachter, Ken
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;1/14/2008, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
36961809

 

Related Articles

  • Untitled. Thomson, Rebecca // Computer Weekly;12/15/2009, p40 

    The article reports that companies are failing to keep up with the pace of change on the internet, according to Jeremiah Owyang, a partner at consultancy Altimeter Group, speaking at the Le Web conference in Paris, France. There are several examples of companies whose advertisements or marketing...

  • ROLL YOUR OWN SOCIAL NETWORK. Shafer, Todd // Dealernews;Sep2008, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p68 

    The article provides information about white label social networking platforms. According to the article, white label platforms have almost the same features with electronic commerce platforms. These platforms contain most of the features and function that a dealer needs to carry out the tasks...

  • The Buzz.  // Media Week;6/10/2008, Issue 1164, p22 

    The article focuses on a survey about social media conducted by I-Level's social media unit Jam. There were nearly 4,000 mentions of the term social media within media and advertising industry blogs and web sites. Real Write Web was the most influential web site, while Jeremiah Owyang was the...

  • Getting a Little Perspective on Social Networking. Kennedy, Shirley Duglin // Information Today;May2009, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p13 

    The article discusses the role of information technology in the divisiveness in the society. Generational cliches are being blamed to educational consultant Marc Prensky. Forrester Research analyst Jeremiah Owyang maintains a webpage titled "A Collection of Social Network Stats for 2009," which...

  • Job seekers flood social networks. Hurn, Mary Elizabeth; Mack, Jonathan // DM News;1/5/2009, p1 

    The article reports on the increased recruitment potential of social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook in the wake of rampant job losses in the U.S. This condition is bolstered by increasing functionality and reach. Traffic to employment sites in the states has increased 20% across the...

  • Poor Passwords. Wolfe, Daniel // American Banker;12/15/2006, Vol. 171 Issue 240, p5 

    The article discusses how users of the social networking web site Myspace.com choose passwords that are easy for hackers and password cracking software to figure out. In a recent phishing incident by hackers targeting Myspace.com users, 34,000 user passwords were compromised. The most common...

  • Facebook And MySpace Vulnerable.  // CRN;2/11/2008, Issue 1259, p14 

    The article reports that the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team has posted a bulletin to warn users of MySpace and Facebook about critical vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are found in the Aurigma Image Uploader, an ActiveX control that allows the uploading to photographs to these...

  • MySpace signs up to MMF associates programme. Cardew, Ben // Music Week;8/28/2010, Issue 34, p4 

    The article reports that MySpace Inc. had signed up in the associate programme of the Music Managers Forum (MMF) to guarantee that the needs of the artists and management of MySpace are considered by the MMF.

  • Facebook vs. MySpace. LindseyParker // Burnet Bulletin (Texas);3/31/2010, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p6 

    The article compares the online social networking sites Facebook Inc. and MySpace Inc.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics