States eyeing sex offenders on MySpace

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NEW YORK -- News Corp.'s MySpace has agreed to provide state attorneys general with data from registered sex offenders who have created profiles on the site, the company said Monday. The portal agreed to turn over the information after receiving subpoenas from 12 states, including Connecticut, where Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has been leading the campaign against sex offenders on the social-networking site. This month, using technology developed by Sentinel Tech Holding Corp., MySpace started to identify and remove thousands of profiles of registered sex offenders. Last week, eight state attorneys general asked the site to turn over the information, but MySpace refused at first, citing federal privacy laws.
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