MySpace, Facebook show off tools that can ward off child predators
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 26/09/2008 03:09
MySpace is using technology to analyze whether potential users trying to sign up for the social network may be registered sex offenders, the company's chief security officer said today.
Hemanshu Nigam, who is also the CSO at Fox Interactive Media, described the new system and other measures taken by MySpace to protect children online during a meeting of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force on Wednesday at Harvard University. The task force was created by MySpace as part of a January agreement with a group of state attorneys general to beef up online safety at social networking sites.