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Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?

Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?

By Chris Crum July 30, 2013 | 13 Comments

Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include …

Internet Deemed Human Right in Sex Offender Case Internet Deemed Human Right in Sex Offender Case
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There are those out there who believe that banning a criminal, no matter how serious the crime, from access to the internet is unconstitutional and borderline inhumane. That’s because they feel that the internet and reasonable access to it is …

Judge: Sex Offenders To Stay Banned From Facebook Judge: Sex Offenders To Stay Banned From Facebook
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“Sex offenders are deplorable and allowing them access to our children via Facebook is criminal.” How about “it’s a universal human right, protected by the constitution, to be able to access these forms of communication as they amount to free …

LA Law Has Sex Offenders Listing Status on Facebook LA Law Has Sex Offenders Listing Status on Facebook
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When it comes to registered sex offenders being allowed on social media sites like Facebook, maybe it’s more about open information and less about outright bans. Unsure of the constitutionality of an outright ban on sex offenders using social networks, …

Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook? Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook?
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I am not a father. Because of this, I don’t possess the visceral, instinctual drive to protect my children at all costs. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’m insensitive to the challenges of protecting kids both online and offline, …

Sex Offenders Booted From Gaming Networks Sex Offenders Booted From Gaming Networks

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According to the office of the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, online gaming platforms are prime territory for sexual predators to target underage kids. Just this month, a 19-year-old man pled guilty to charges of sexual abuse after he …

Facebook App Locates Sex Offenders, Just in Time for Halloween Facebook App Locates Sex Offenders, Just in Time for Halloween
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The state of New York has made its public database of registered sex offenders a little more accessible with The Sex Offender Locator app for Facebook. Concerned parents (and curious neighbors) can now search the entire state database without leaving …

New Jersey Bans Net Access For Sex Offenders

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No elected official is going to vote against something called "the KIDS Act," especially when it aims to curb sex offenders’ access to children online. It’s like voting against anti-kitten-punting legislation. In a perfect policy world, though, lawmakers would not just agree on terms, but would also address limitations.

Facebook Subpoenaed Over Sex Offenders

At first glance, this looks bad: New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram has subpoenaed Facebook and asked that the social network identify registered sex offenders who have become members.  Depending on what happens, “bad” could become an understatement.

Facebook May Face Problems Due To Predators

Facebook’s done pretty well for itself – strong growth, IPO- and acquisition-related options, and as much buzz as a company could wish for.  But a handful of sex offenders have been identified as members, and Facebook’s starting to have issues that are reminiscent of “that other” social networking site.

29,000 Sex Offenders Found On MySpace
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The social networking site culled some 29,000 profiles from its userbase after finding they had been created by registered sex offenders.

MySpace To Send Sex Offender Info To Cops

MySpace will be feeding information on sexual predators using the social networking site to all 50 states’ Attorneys General.