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Source code for MySpace pedophile-hunter bot

Wired News has released the source code for a program written by its editor Kevin Poulsen to catch pedophiles on MySpace by comparing MySpace profiles to registries of sex-offenders. Poulsen is a notorious reformed hacker who wrote the code to produce empirical data on the use of MySpace by sexual predators, though he acknowledges that the code only catches predators who use their real names, and that some sex offenders use the site for Innocent purposes, to stay in touch with friends and family.

Boing Boing: Source code for MySpace pedophile-hunter bot

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Joi Podgorny has spent the better part of the past 2 decades working on the bleeding edge of the technology and entertainment industries, from content/brand development and production to leading international support, moderation, community and social teams. Most recently, Joi founded Good People Collective, a consulting agency focused on helping companies and organizations establish, assess and pivot their internal and external cultures to help maximize their potential. She and her team are currently working on an exciting new software project, combining corporate training and virtual reality.

One thought on “Source code for MySpace pedophile-hunter bot

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    Hello, my name is Daniel Duque and I work for Bee Aware Inc., educating our children and parents to recognize and protect against the dangers of predators and pedophiles. Our program instills the confidence in kids to allow them to defend themselves if found in a situation. Please check out our website given below for more information and how you can help support this cause, or email me a reply if any questions. Thank you for your time. “We believe every safe child should be recognized and every lost child, remembered.” (Barbara Farris; President of Bee Aware Inc.)

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    http://www.BeeAware.org (Main Website)

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