Re: Attorney Generals Seek Sex Offender Data From MySpace

By SAMUEL SPIES, Associated Press Writer

> Top law enforcement officers from seven states issued a letter to > on Monday, asking the social networking site to turn over > the names of registered sex offenders who use the service.


Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal called the site a > "virtual playground" for predators. > "That combination of sex offenders and children is a recipe for > tragedy," Blumenthal said.

The law lags technology: level3 sex offenders must keep their physical distance from children, but this is the first time that enforcement is taking on the 'distance' that the internet provides.

How might a law cope with this? No IM, no email, no usenet, no forums, no wifi, no web site comeons to children?

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Another thing, _how_ is supposed to know who the sex offenders are in their midst? That's not a question they normally ask of new subscribers. Now, there is a law which forbids adults (sex offender or not) from engaging in sexual conversations with minors on the net which I guess is how the law copes with the problem. PAT]
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