The MySpace Crackdown Begins [10:56 am]
So, what’s more than a little scary is that the article seems to indicate that they were arrested for merely *using* MySpace, rather than any actual crime. This bears watching carefully (See below): 7 sex offenders who use MySpace arrested — pdf
Seven convicted sex offenders with profiles on MySpace.com have been arrested in what Texas officials said was the country’s first large-scale crackdown of registered offenders who use the social networking Web site.
[...] They were picked up after MySpace.com released the names of offenders with online profiles to the state Attorney General’s Office, which had issued a subpoena for the site’s subscriber information.
The seven, whose profiles on MySpace had already been removed under an internal program to weed out sex offenders prowling the News Corp.-owned
site, were arrested for breaking parole or probation rules.
[...] Six of the men were arrested because they had MySpace profiles even though their parole conditions banned them from using the Internet. One was arrested because he had failed to register as a sex offender with local authorities.