Monday, September 25, 2006

Xanga have criminal tendancies

A social networking website has agreed to pay a $1m fine to settle with authorities over allegations that it collected, used and disclosed personal details of children under 13 says The Register.

The Xanga site stated that children under 13 could not join, but then allowed visitors to create Xanga accounts even if they provided a birth date indicating they were under 13, it said.

Xanga has 25m registered members (mostly in the USA).

Of course, it should be shut down. Marc Ginsberg and John Hiler, the founders, need to be exposed for what they are.