Dating sites with explicit profiles
Online dating may be complicated, but California and three industry leaders are aiming to make it safer.The state attorney general's office announced this week it will work with Match.com, e and Spark Networks to screen for sexual predators, identity thieves and scammers.If successfully applied, these regulations would mean that Adam4Adam and similar companies would have to keep records proving that individuals appearing in photographs or videos are over the age of 18.They would also have to "categorize those documents in a meticulous manner", with failure to comply resulting in possible felony charges and prison time.Adam4Adam has also been used to "out" people who have otherwise kept their sexual orientation somewhat secret.The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network warned United States military personnel in 2004 that online profiles on Adam4Adam and similar sites were a violation of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and that in some cases online profiles were being used as evidence in outing service members to military command.was an avid user of adam4adam.com, a popular gay chat and hook-up Web site.
The RTA label is free to use, voluntary, and universally available to any website that wishes to clearly and effectively label itself as being inappropriate for viewing by minors. "Even defendant's own study shows that all but the worst performing (software) filters are far more effective than COPA would be at protecting children from sexually explicit material on the Web," said Reed, who presided over a monthlong trial in the fall. Supreme Court upheld in 2004 a temporary injunction blocking the law from taking effect; Reed on Thursday issued a permanent injunction.
Many news sources reported similar occurrences in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
In discussing the case of a perpetrator of multiple robberies in that region, a Washington, D. police officer from that police force's Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit said "We've definitely seen an increase in online dating crimes in the past five years" and added that victims of internet dating crimes are "overwhelmingly men cruising for sex." The same police officer also noted that these criminals are often technologically savvy and create profiles using fake information and other people's photos from cyber cafés or public libraries, making them difficult to trace.
The Free Speech Coalition recently endorsed the RTA website label. Software filters work much better than a 1998 federal law designed to keep pornography away from children on the Internet, a federal judge ruled Thursday in striking down the measure on free-speech grounds. The never-enforced law was Congress' second attempt to protect children from online porn. The law would have criminalized Web sites that allow children to access material deemed "harmful to minors" by "contemporary community standards." The sites would have been expected to require a credit card number or other proof of age.
anyone with a sexually explicit picture on a site like Adam4could be considered a secondary producer if the new regulations go into effect, and would be subject to the same type of requirements that the adult Web sites would be under.