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Friday, October 14, 2005

Yahoo to Ban Under 18s from Chat

This is a good development.   There are chatrooms out there which are patrolled by pedophiles looking for kids.  Why Yahoo allowed them to exist is a mystery.

"Among the illicit chat rooms removed were those with labels such as ``girls 13 & up for much older men,'' ``8-12 yo girls for older men,'' and ``teen girls for older fat men.'' Many of these were located within the ``Schools and Education'' and ``Teen'' chat categories.

An undercover investigator, posing as a 14-year-old while visiting one of those chat rooms, received 35 personal messages of a sexual nature over a single 25-minute period, the attorneys general said." (thanks to BoingBoing)

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