NY boots pervs from online game sites

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Apr 22, 2002
79,201
27,690
898
Seattle
#1
NY boots pervs from online game sites

By CARL CAMPANILE
Last Updated: 7:02 AM, April 6, 2012
Posted: 12:24 AM, April 6, 2012







The online video-gaming accounts of more than 3,500 convicted New York sex offenders have been abruptly yanked, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced yesterday.
Under Operation: Game Over, the manufacturers of online video-game networks are cross-checking their customer lists with the state Sex Offender Registry to keep pervs from trolling sites in hopes of luring kids into personal encounters.
Participating companies include Apple;Blizzard Entertainment; Disney; Electronic Arts; Microsoft; Sony and Warner Bros.
“We must ensure that on-line video-game systems do not become a digital playground for predators,” said Schneiderman, noting that some manufacturers have yet to comply.



Video-game players compete online and can exchange text messages and e-mails and chat on speaker or via video. The rapid and frequent interaction is fertile ground for pedophiles, Schneiderman and child advocates agree.
Under New York state law, convicted sex offenders must register all of their e-mail addresses, screen names and other Internet IDs with authorities.
That information is then made available to video-game makers and Web-site operators, who can then choose to purge any potential predators.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/...ine_game_UHrlGQMHunUATolOircyDJ#ixzz1rJ9mZM00
 

steve500

Registered User
Oct 20, 2008
4,520
2,099
368
35,000 ft
#3
Make a new email account and use a prepaid credit card. Problem solved.