Conn. bill would force MySpace age check

The Associated Press reports that Connecticut lawmakers unveiled legislation March 7 that would require and other social-networking sites to verify users’ ages and obtain parental consent before minors can post profiles. The bill comes a day after a man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for using to set up a sexual encounter with an 11-year-old Connecticut girl, in one of the first federal sex cases involving the popular site. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who met with other state attorneys general on March 6, said 10 to 20 other states are considering similar legislation …;_ylt=AjhCm3vg65vKZXi97l7TPJFj24cA

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