In a smart move by MySpace/News Corp, the social networking site has agreed to introduced new safety measures. Privacy and security have become primary concerns for internet users and MySpace has responded appropriately by making a long overdue commitment to protecting its members and to preventing further misuse of the site.
MySpace has reached an agreement with more than 45 states to change to help prevent sexual predators and others from misusing it, state officials said Monday.
Several states' attorneys general said in a statement that the huge social networking Web site has agreed to add several protections and participate in a working group to develop new technologies, including a way to verify the ages of users. Other social networking sites will be invited to participate.
MySpace, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., will also accept independent monitoring and changes the structure of its site.
The agreement was announced in Manhattan by attorneys general from New Jersey, North Carolina, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York.