MySpace.com isn’t going anywhere even though Facebook.com has been growing significantly. There is a great number of people who have profiles on MySpace and have a huge list of friends.
MySpace has been in the news before due to MySpace private profiles being unsecure.
Today, they are in the news because they got the word out that they have kicked out 90,000 registered sex offenders off their site.
Sex offenders targeting people/kids though Internet is nothing new. But, it’s great to see one of the mammoth site that was once a haven for these kind of nefarious people, has been taking some positive action.
TechCrunch quotes some data from Sentinal, a security technology firm that helps social networks like MySpace, beboe, MyYearbook, WePlay etc. to identify sex offenders.
Sentinal provides the software Sentinal SAFE that is a database of more than 700,000 registered sex offenders in the U.S. Off the booted 90,000 sex offenders (from MySpace), Cardillo, CEO if Sentinal has found 8000 of them in Facebook without much effort.
In favor of facebook, they did signed a deal with 49 state attorney generals to identify and remove profiles of all registered sex offenders.
But, its disturbing to learn that anyone can find some of these offenders in the National Sex offender Registry and match them up in Facebook. I am sure this bad press for Facebook will definitely get them to act swiftly.