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Cops Use Facebook to Bust Underage Drinkers
Cops Use Facebook to Bust Underage Drinkers
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Cops Use Facebook to Bust Underage Drinkers

Phony 'friend' gains access to drinking photos

(Newser) - Wisconsin college student Adam Bauer should represent a cautionary tale for Facebook users under 21, or otherwise on the wrong side of the law: be careful what you post, and whom you friend. Shortly after accepting a request from an unfamiliar, “good-looking girl,” Bauer was invited to the...

A Sex Predator Speaks
 A Sex Predator Speaks 
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A Sex Predator Speaks

Pa. man, convicted of soliciting child sex, says he was set up

(Newser) - From Pennsylvania detective Michele Deery’s perspective the story goes like this: Fishing for sexual predators, she logged online posing as a mother who wanted to find someone to have sex with her two young daughters. She soon found a nearby man who, without too much prompting, offered to have...

Evangelist Convicted on 10 Counts of Sex Abuse

(Newser) - Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher who became an outfitter to the stars and fought the federal government over claims he underpaid followers for church work, was convicted today in Arkansas of taking five girls across state lines for sex. The jury of nine men and three women found Alamo...

Sex Offenders Kicked Off MySpace Land on Facebook

Company analyzing data for MySpace says of 90K booted, minimum 8K back online

(Newser) - MySpace grabbed headlines today when it announced that it had kicked 90,000 registered sex offenders off the site over the past 2 years. Where did they all go? Many went to Facebook, says Sentinel, the security firm that roots out such offenders for MySpace. “We found over 8,...

Danger From Internet Predators Overstated: Study

Media exaggerates reports of minors solicited online, task force finds

(Newser) - Remember all the hoopla about sexual predators on MySpace? Well … never mind. A task force created by 49 state attorneys general finds no significant problem with minors being propositioned by adults on social-networking sites, the Raleigh News & Observer reports, with widespread fears to the contrary a “moral...

Man Who Lured Boy on Facebook Gets 35 Years

(Newser) - A 25-year-old Chicago stockbroker was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for soliciting sex from minors on Facebook, the Tribune reports. Facebook said this appears to be the first case of a sexual predator using the social networking site. Michael Macalindong posed as a girl to lure a teenage...

Facebook Sets Safeguards Against Sexual Predators

Site adds more than 40 new protective measures

(Newser) - Facebook has implemented more than 40 additional measures to protect users from pedophiles and online bullying, the AP reports. The site now limits results for older users searching for minors, and has banned sex offenders from registering. "Building a safe and trusted online experience has been part of Facebook...

Canada Raises Age of Sexual Consent to 16

Measure targets Internet sexual predators

(Newser) - Canada increased the minimum age of sexual consent by 2 years to 16 today, the Canadian Press reports. The law is intended to snare sexual predators who prey on 14- and 15-year-olds, and exempts sex that occurs between two individuals less than five years apart in age. Canada's age of...

Sex Convicts May Face Internet Ban
Sex Convicts May Face Internet Ban

Sex Convicts May Face Internet Ban

NY bill aims to keep 25K offenders off social websites

(Newser) - New York's 25,000 convicted sex criminals will be banned from Facebook and MySpace if a bill unveiled today becomes law, CNET reports. Dubbed E-Stop, the legislation requires sex convicts to submit online identities and screen names so participating sites can block them. Those who committed a sex crime over...

Voyeurs Sneak Past MySpace Privacy Blocks

Months-old bug permits viewing of teen photo albums set to 'private'

(Newser) - Voyeurs have been exploiting a MySpace bug for months to see supposedly private teen photos, reports Wired. The bug first cropped up in the fall and has gained traction on ad-based websites that make it easier to take advantage of it. The revelation comes just days after MySpace struck a...

MySpace Adds Anti-Predator Measures
MySpace Adds Anti-Predator Measures

MySpace Adds Anti-Predator Measures

Networking site reaches agreement with states to protect teens

(Newser) - MySpace will add protections to prevent abuse by sexual predators, officials of several states said today. The social networking company reached an agreement with 49 states over concerns about predators contacting children through its popular site. MySpace will also join a working group aimed at developing new technologies, such as...

NY Targets Facebook Predators
NY Targets Facebook Predators

NY Targets Facebook Predators

Cuomo probe uncovers sex solicitation and poor response from company

(Newser) - The online social networking site Facebook is becoming a hangout for sexual predators hunting young victims, according to an undercover investigation by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Investigators pretending to be teenagers on Facebook were repeatedly solicited by adult sexual predators, reports Computerworld. But when complaints were filed with...

Texas Woman Sues 'Predator' Over Suicide

Brother shot himself when police, camera crew burst into home

(Newser) - The sister of an alleged Texan pedophile who committed suicide when police and and an NBC camera crew tried to catch him in a sex-predator sting is suing the TV network for $105 million. Louis Conradt Jr., who was a local district attorney, was ambushed in his home when he...

Sex Offenders Snared in MySpace Web
Sex Offenders Snared in MySpace Web

Sex Offenders Snared in MySpace Web

Networking site turns over user IDs in predator parole busts

(Newser) - Texas officials using ID information ceded by MySpace have nabbed seven sex offenders trolling the online networking site. Six were arrested for violating parole, which barred them from using the internet, and another had failed to register as a sex offender with the local police. The seven men had been...

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