Teen, mom sue MySpace.com for $30 million
A 14-year-old Travis County girl who said she was sexually assaulted by a Buda man she met on MySpace.com sued the popular social networking site Monday for $30 million, claiming that it fails to protect minors from adult sexual predators. The lawsuit claims that the Web site does not require users to verify their age and calls the security measures aimed at preventing strangers from contacting users younger than 16 "utterly ineffective."
Founded in 2003, MySpace has more than 80 million registered users worldwide and is the world's third most-viewed Web site, according to the lawsuit.
Why would this be stated in the lawsuit? It seems like the writer is just trying to add useless information to his/her story.
MySpace says on a "Tips for Parents" page that users must be 14 or older. The Web site does nothing to verify the age of the user, such as requiring a driver's license or credit card number, Loewy said.
Sooooooooooooo-as-in-who-gives-a-shit-oooooooooooooo. Why in the hell would they need those? Oh, wide scale identity theft maybe?
To create an account, a MySpace user must list a name, an e-mail address, sex, country and date of birth. "None of this has to be true," the lawsuit said.
Hold on, I don't think my last Sooooooo-as-in-who-gives-a-shit-ooooooo got through to her.
I HATE stupid people.