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MySpace Adds a Security Monitor

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MySpace Adds a Security Monitor

MySpace Adds a Security Monitor

MySpace Adds a Security Monitor

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MySpace, the popular social-networking Web site, has hired a former prosecutor from the Justice Department to patrol the site and educate its users. Hemanshu Nigam also has helped Microsoft develop security and child-safety strategies.

For the site's more than 68 million members, MySpace is a place to create online profiles, share music, pictures and details of their lives, and chat with other members. But many parents and school officials say it's a haven for child molestors and predators who can misuse personal information.

Chris Gaither, who has been covering the story for The Los Angeles Times, speaks to Michele Norris about Nigam and MySpace.

Cybersafety Tips for Parents and Children

These are tips compiled from the National Cyber Security Alliance's StaySafeOnline, GetNetWise, NetSmartz Workshop, Microsoft, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline and SafeTeens.