At least one lawsuit against MySpace has been filed on behalf of minors, and in March, two men were arrested over sex charges after allegedly using the site to meet two girls under 14. MySpace responded to criticism earlier this year by appointing Hemanshu Nigam as chief security officer, and alerting members to the dangers of sexual predators with on-site ads.
Other new rules
- adult members (18+) are prohibited from joining a group of 14- or 15-year-olds, unless they know the younger members' e-mail address or full name;
- members may request not to be contacted by anyone outside of their age group;
- all members may display either full or partial profiles, whereas previously the full profiles of anyone over 18 were available to all members.
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