Yahoo has agreed to shut down Internet chat rooms designed to promote sex between adults and children.
The agreement with the attorneys general of New York and Nebraska is the first to institute systemwide controls over chat rooms likely to be frequented by child predators.
There are over 7,800,000 members registered at Cupid, so there's definitely a lot of potential to find someone you really enjoy.
The challenge could be running across the right person at the right time, as the chat room option tends to be quieter than one might expect on a site with so many users.
Whenever you try to enter a chat room, you have to enter a CAPTCHA which are completely unreadable.
Rarely, when you find one that is readable and you enter the code, 99% of the time it will tell you that you got it wrong. It is debatable if it even should be considered a profile at all because you can't do shit on it. Profiles does not allow you to have a friends list, because Yahoo! They also do not allow for you to comment on people's profiles, play games, post status updates, share photos and videos, or anything else that might be considered fun.
The attorney general said his office will look at other Internet service providers that may have similar problems.
Some sites allow you to chat free with the option to upgrade for access to other features while others are completely free.
7 letter of agreement with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Yahoo General Counsel Michael Callahan acknowledged that "certain individuals, interested in engaging in sexual conduct with minors, have at times entered or even created chat rooms for such purposes.
Yahoo is committed to continue to work with (the) law enforcement community, to minimize, target and take action against such behavior." The agreement is "an affirmative step for Yahoo," Spitzer said at a news conference.
as reported by a houston, texas tv station, men were posting sexually explicit photographs while chatting about sex with underaged girls.
once the news hit the air, the heat started beating down on yahoo!