[LINK] Myspace deletes sex offender registered members
rick at praxis.com.au
Wed Jul 25 11:09:05 EST 2007
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> The operators of the social networking website MySpace say they have
> detected and deleted 29,000 profiles belonging to convicted sex
> offenders on its service.
That is interesting, because on the Internet nobody knows you
are a sex offender (or a dog!)
How many false positives did this purge involve?
What criteria did Myspace use to identify the offenders?
Recall that loose/fuzzy matching was employed by a data service
company in 2000 to "clean up" the electoral roles in Florida,
wrongly disenfranchising tens of thousands of "undesirables"
(read blacks and latinos).
As with any criminal activity, why would a sex offender how
intends to reoffend supply correct contact details to Myspace
when registering online?
> The minimum age to register on MySpace is 14.
Oh yes. And how is this checked and enforced?
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
Never keep up with the Joneses. Try to drag them down to your level. It's cheaper.
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