Monday, October 16, 2006

Poulsen's Pedophile Finder

Wired News editor Kevin Poulsen has written an automated script which combs through MySpace profiles, looking for registered sex offenders. He began writing it about five months ago and has been refining it since then. Now it's starting to get results.
Excluding a handful of obvious fakes, I confirmed 744 sex offenders with MySpace profiles, after an examination of about a third of the data. Of those, 497 are registered for sex crimes against children.

via BoingBoing


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