MySpace.com has now found and deleted over 29,000 profiles of convicted sex offenders, more than 4 times the number of 7,000 initially reported by MySpace in May. The information has been turned over to law enforcement agencies.
Carrying out this recent purge in profiles was complicated, due to records of the 600,000 sex offenders in the US are held in various states.
Last year, MySpace made several changes to it service; including removing adult content for under 16 year old profiles, enabling private profiles by default and requiring members over 18 to type in the full name of a profile under 16. However, these restrictions can get be circumvented, as tech.geek saw at our own MySpace profile, with just a simple typing a false date of birth.