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MySpace Bans 29,000 Sex Offenders

It looks like MySpace didn't quite look everywhere when it handed over the data of 7,000 sex offenders it found registered for its site earlier this year. Today comes news that the social-networking site has banned a further 29,000 people it calls sex offenders, removing their (presumably candy-laced) profiles permanently from the site.

This move comes among growing flack coming from legislators in North Carolina and Connecticut who want laws put in place to protect children from the online site (requiring, for example that they get parental permission before creating MySpace sites). MySpace currently only allows people 14 and over to join, but creating a profile for those who are under-age is currently just a matter of clicking a different number in a drop-box.

Kids today are certainly capable of more impressive feats than that.

From BBC News

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