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Over 90,000 Sex Offender Profiles Identified on MySpace

Category: Internet
Posted: February 3, 2009 09:26PM
Author: Nemo

When Connecticut's Attorney General's office subpoenaed MySpace looking for registered sex offenders it got more than it bargained for. Somewhere around 90,000 member are registered sex offenders which is about 40,000 more than previously disclosed. MySpace was quick to point out that those 90,000 profiles were uncovered over the course of two years and all have been removed from the site. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal blasted MySpace for not having the proper controls in place to prevent sex offenders from creating profiles in the first place. MySpace, on the other hand, stressed its role in cooperating with law enforcement and states attorneys generals and pledged its support of any investigations that might take place. Blumenthal's office has also issued a subpoena to Facebook and is waiting for that site's response.



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Bosco on February 3, 2009 09:59PM
My question is what the heck is the authorites doing???? Why should it be a websites job to figure out offenders not to mention the offenders they don't even know about that are kept hidden from the public. Quit looking for ways to pass the buck when the law can't even monitor them properly themselves.
DLS2008 on February 3, 2009 10:11PM
They're just saying the website should run a check of names against the sex offender registry.
d3bruts1d on February 4, 2009 02:48AM
What's checking a name going to do? You'd need birth dates and SSN information as well, and websites like MySpace & Facebook cannot start collection that info and even if they tried, many people would simply refuse to provide it (or provide false info).
Bosco on February 3, 2009 10:42PM
Ya thats fine and dandy but they are supposed to be monitored by law enforcment as well what the heck are they doing? I just love it everyone always has to pass the buck.

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