Sex Offenders To Be Barred From Myspace
'Sentinel Tech Holding Corp.' and MySpace will create a searchable, nationwide database of the U.S.'s 550,000 identified sex offenders by consulting government records. The database will facilitate the search for offenders, whose profiles will subsequently be deleted.
In June 2006, MySpace implemented new safety procedures to enhance security, including curbs on adults' e-mail access to users below 14 years of age. The new 'Sentinel Safe' database would contain information on registered sex felons, including their names, age and physical description concerning weight, height, eye colour, hair colour and identification marks like tattoos and scars. This proposed national database is unique in the sense that can be searched at once. The database would try to match the keyed-in details with information given on personal pages on MySpace.
MySpace stated that a dedicated staff working 24 hours daily would try to identify convicted sex felons who are logged in as users of MySpace. The staff would expel from the online community those users with matching profiles.
Myspace stipulates that all users give correct personal information. However, there is no verification of someone's identity such as by using a credit card or driver's license. The site allows for the removal of those profiles where people falsely represent themselves or which have been put up by those under the age of 14.
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