World’s most popular online social networking service MySpace.com has said that they would develop technologies to block convicted sex offenders from accessing their services on the web.
They are going to work with Sentinel Tech Holding Corp. to build and deploy a database containing names and physical descriptions of convicted sex offenders in the United States.
This system would then search for matches between the database and MySpace user profiles. Matching profiles would then be deleted by MySpace people after investigation.
Research companies claim that a lot of people registered on the service are kids and teenagers and they need to be protected from these online predators.
Hemanshu Nigam, MySpace’s chief security officer spoke about this new initiative: “How do you analyze those different databases and analyze them against our, right now, 135 million user profiles? We came to the conclusion (that) there was absolutely no real way to do this in a real-time, scalable fashion.”