Sunday, 1 February 2009

sex offenders and MySpace

Two interesting bits of information here: 1) that MySpace does filter its users' profile to search for sex offenders; I can understand why, but this is a permanent ban or ostracism on those offenders based on the philosophy of no rehabilitation. It looks like excommunication except no religious belief is at stake. Do we have a right as a society to reach such extreme measures? Is that an acceptable cost to protect children notably against predators?
2) the reliability of profiles on MySpace: fakes are numerous and nothing should be taken for face-value...

"Raising Some Questions About Smoking Gun Sex Offender Profiles On MySpace" (TechDirt, 28 January 2009)

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