Jason (jcreed) wrote,

BOSTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) -- Massachusetts Tuesday called on popular teen social networking Web site MySpace.com to strengthen protection of children against sexual predators, including raising the minimum age for users to 18 from 14.

The arrest Tuesday of a 27-year-old man in Connecticut on charges of illegal sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl he met through MySpace underlines the risks of the fast-growing Internet site that boasts about 60 million members.

(from http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/05/03/mass.myspace.reut/index.html)

Why the heck does this article not even approach the idea that (what I presume is essentially a voluntary systen of) age-filtering clearly didn't work? Last time I took Advanced Numberonomy I think 13 was conjectured to be less than 14. Unless you are scanning in your birth certificate or driver's license or some shit, MySpace does not know how old you are.
Tags: web, what the fuck

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