MySpace and States Attorneys Generals Encourage Children to Sign Up for New Email Accounts Behind Their Parents Backs

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An agreement to help deal with the perceived glut of sexual predators on MySpace has been reached between MySpace and the State Attorneys General for forty-nine states.

Among other measures which are intended to ensure that adults who don’t lie about their age can’t look up children who don’t lie about their age, MySpace will create an email registery on which parents can register their children’s email addresses. If someone tries to register using one of the email addresses on the registry, they will be prohibited from creating a MySpace account.


Now, do we really need to spell out for you the fatal flaw in this scheme? Because apparently someone needs to spell it out for the State Attorneys General, MySpace, and the parents.

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