The networking Web site MySpace is partnering with Sentinel Tech Holding Corp., to weed out sex offenders surfing its pages. According to an “Associated Press story”:http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/12/05/myspace.database.ap/, MySpace is building a database of names, physical descriptions and other details that will be used to track down the unwelcome MySpacers…but the site won’t adopt Sentinel technology that can verify users’ ages.
What do you think? Can MySpace purge itself of predators?
P.S. A number of local communities have taken it upon themselves to educate people about the dangers of MySpace and similar sites. Tomorrow night there’s a free public talk on “Internet safety for kids”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061205/NEWS01/612050336/1024/NEWS08&GID=qelYX2usZtxunoYzqyvAdD4ZVOBaDttg2izylp9JQws%3D sponsored by the Pelham schools.