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20 June 2006

MySpace Sued by 14-Year-Old for Enabling Sexual Assault [USA]

Author: CIO magazine [USA]

MySpace.com [part of News Corporation] was sued on Monday by a 14-year-old girl who claims to have been sexually assaulted by another MySpace user, on grounds that the...social networking site does not offer the proper safety measures to protect its...

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20 June 2006
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Author: Univisión [EE.UU.]

Una adolescente de 14 años que dice fue atacada sexualmente por otro usuario de MySpace.com demandó al sitio de Internet argumentando que la empresa no tomó las medidas necesarias para proteger a sus miembros menores de edad. La jovencita alega que un...

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20 June 2006

USA: 14-year-old girl sues MySpace after alleged sexual assault by another user - company says "Internet security is a shared responsibility"

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9 February 2007

To bust child-porn rings, larger role sought for Internet service providers [USA]

Author: Ron Scherer, Christian Science Monitor [USA]

To halt the child-porn scourge, law-enforcement officials…say such vigilance [is required]…[by] Internet service providers (ISPs), such as America Online, Verizon, or Time Warner, to root out people selling, trading, or displaying illegal pornographic...

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17 September 2007

UN Global Compact Campaigns for Transparent Management [So. Korea]

Author: Kim Sue-young, Korea Times

The Korean Network of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) was launched...So far, a total of 82 local companies and various organizations [have] joined the [UNGC]...The participants include Asiana Airlines, the Federation of Korean Trade Unions,...

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14 January 2008

MySpace makes child online safety pact with US prosecutors

Author: Agence France Presse

MySpace [part of News Corporation] and top US state attorneys on Monday announced a pact to make the popular social networking website and its rivals safer for children. MySpace agreed to develop safety enhancements that include letting parents submit...

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10 June 2008

Internet companies to block child porn sites [USA]

Author: Associated Press

Online forums where thousands of child-porn images have been posted have been stricken from three Internet providers, including two of the nation's five largest, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced…Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Sprint...

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6 August 2008

MTV and MySpace join forces to promote HIV awareness [USA]

Author: Phoebe Ferris-Rotman, Pink News [USA]

MTV Networks International [part of Viacom] and MySpace [part of News Corp] have announced the launch of Untold Stories, an interactive story-writing competition. The initiative brings a number of potentially risky HIV-related scenarios to life, in...

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7 August 2009

Durbin, Coburn Continue to Press Tech Companies on Human Rights Code of Conduct

Author: E News Park Forest

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) sent a letter today to 26 tech companies, urging them to join a voluntary code of conduct known as the Global Network Initiative (GNI) [on freedom of expression, privacy...

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28 January 2010

Twitter works on method to foil censors

Author: John Gapper, Financial Times

Twitter, the internet social network, is developing technology it hopes will prevent the Chinese and Iranian governments being able to censor its users... "...The most productive way to fight [being blocked] is not by trying to engage China and other...

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