If your child is on MySpace

this article from Wired is something you might want to read.

It’s about how sexual predators are on MySpace but that MySpace says they can’t find them.

“The automated script searched MySpace’s 1 million-plus profiles for registered sex offenders — and soon found one that was back on the prowl for seriously underage boys.

That’s something that MySpace has said it cannot do.”

Well, why not? The guy writing the article wrote code that could do it. Couldn’t MySpace buy his code? Or hire someone else to do the same thing?

In case you think the one guy was a fluke, read on in the article.

“I confirmed 744 sex offenders with MySpace profiles, after an examination of about a third of the data. Of those, 497 are registered for sex crimes against children…”