NJ, Web sites team up to stop cyber criminalsPosted: Updated:
The state has teamed up with several popular social-networking Web sites to fend off cyber predators.
New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram said several sites, including New-Jersey-based Myyearbook.com, have agreed to add a ?Report Abuse? icon to allow visitors to report inappropriate behavior such as child pornography. The icon also takes surfers to safety tips designed to keep crimes from happening.
This new system comes just weeks after the murder of a 23-year-old Lakewood woman. Authorities say the woman met her killer on MySpace.com.
MySpace.com, the most popular social-networking site in the United States, has not responded to letters from the attorney general about the program. The second most popular site, Facebook.com, is refusing to take part.
For the full press conference about the ?Report Abuse? program, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
Related Information: Office of the Attorney General