The company also is eliminating the teen chat category and limiting usage of all chat rooms to adults, although it was not clear how the company would prevent children from signing up as adults because credit cards aren’t required.
Spitzer, a Democrat running for governor next year, said he started the investigation at Bruning’s urging.
Even if a room’s name is innocuous, Yahoo also will bar any whose postings encourage sex acts between adults and minors, purging such chat rooms within 24 hours from when it becomes aware of them.
“These efforts are consistent with and build upon our long-standing commitment to providing a safer and more secure online experience for consumers,” Osako said.
These free chat rooms provide great opportunities to chat with friends and family privately.
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It runs on personal computers, smartphones, and tablet PCs. said Wednesday it will bar chat rooms that promote sex between minors and adults and restrict all chat rooms to users 18 and older.The changes come under an agreement with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning. Spitzer said authorities did not have to resort to litigation. made a surprise move last week and shut down its user-created chatrooms.the company made the move when it was discovered that the online forums were being used by sexual predators to prey on underaged children.chat user rooms in the past week.” read more on this topic from the electric new paper and cnet. , although it didn't really have much of a choice. not that this kind of stuff should be tolerated in any way, shape, or form, but isn't this unfortunately commonplace on the internet? i question if any children actually went to those rooms.