MySpace Increases Security
According to CNN:
Besides the contact restrictions, all users -- not just those 14 and 15 -- will have the option to make only partial profiles available to those not already on their friends list.
All users also will get an option to prevent contact from people outside their age group. Currently, they may only choose to require that a person know their e-mail or last name first; that will remain an option to those 16 and over, even as it becomes mandatory for those younger.
MySpace also will beef up its ad-targeting technology, so that it can avoid displaying gambling and other adult-themed ads on minors' profile pages and target special public-service announcements to them.
Honestly, this all sounds a lot more like cover-your-ass security than real security: MySpace securing itself from lawsuits.
"Safety experts" seem to agree that it won't improve security much.
Posted on June 26, 2006 at 8:20 AM • 31 Comments