Amber Alert Hits MySpace


Posted January 23, 2007 - By JLawson

If you thought you had enough of your MySpace account being bombarded by spam, get ready for some Amber spam.

MySpace is teaming up with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to send out Amber alerts when triggered by law-enforcement officials. Starting this coming Tuesday, any time that an Amber alert is triggered, an online alert will be sent to all MySpace users that live in that specific zip code.

While it won't bombard your inbox with promiscous opportunities at chatting with naked women, the Amber alert will appear as a small text box at the top of your user's profile page flashing "Amber alert." If you so choose to jump into the drama, you can click on the link and get all of the information regarding the abduction.

In addition, in an attempt at accepting some form of responsibility, or just feeling a little guilty for the child molesting breeding ground, MySpace is also adding two safety features to protect members' privacy. The first is an email verification process that involves the user providing a valid email address that must be responded to prior to your account being activated. The second is a tool that prevents "any member under age 18 from being contacted by adults, and vice versa."

Assuming that half of the people on MySpace use a garbage email account anyways, the security features seem more of a picket fence than a concrete wall.
Yahoo! News: MySpace to distribute Amber alerts

Amber Alert Hits MySpace


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