Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today ordered MySpace.com to release the names of all convicted sex offenders who have set up online member profiles.
MySpace.com agreed to turn over first and last names of its online users that are registered sex offenders in Texas. MySpace.com will also provide IP addresses, E-mail addresses, and their online profile information. This data will help the Attorney General crack down on sex predators who use the Internet to prey on children.
“By providing this information, MySpace.com is helping law enforcement crack down on online sex predators,” Attorney General Abbott said. “Social networking sites must continue to make their Web sites and content safer for our children. We urge all social networking Web sites to take all necessary steps to keep children safe from the unwanted advances of online predators.”