Chat rooms could face expulsion

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By a 410-15 vote on Thursday, politicians approved a bill that would effectively require that "chat rooms" and "social networking sites" be rendered inaccessible to minors, an age group that includes some of the Internet's...

Yahoo Shuts Chat Rooms Amid Child sex Concerns

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Yahoo Inc., the most-used Internet site, has shut down all its user-created Internet chat rooms amid concerns that adults were using the sites to try to have sex with minors. The giant Internet media company...

AOL Shows Safe Chat Rooms

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America Online is showing a "safe chat room" for children and teenagers that uses so-called "multifactor authentication" technology from VeriSign to verify a child's age. Equipped with secure tokens that plug into computer...

Noomy.A virus spreading via chat rooms

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Security experts have warned internet users to update their antivirus systems to protect against a newly discovered worm dubbed Noomy.A, which "could represent a new trend in malicious code techniques". PandaLabs said that, although this...

Nintendo Upgrades Hotel Rooms

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LodgeNet and Nintendo issued a joint announcement today that they would begin offering Nintendo GameCube titles through its sigNETure TV system. The sigNETure system consists of on-demand delivery of theatrical movies and other services in...

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