Earlier that month, Yahoo removed or barred the posting of 70,000 rooms whose names suggested illegal conduct, including the promotion of sex between adults and children.The number represents 11.4 percent of the 614,000 names Yahoo reviewed.web pages that may have come under association with the offensive chat rooms.The company is also faced with a lawsuit seeking million in damages that was filed by watchdog groups of internet portals on behalf of the parents and a 12-year-old victim of molestation.After a Houston, Texas television station KPRC reported on chat room names such as "Girls 13 And Under For Older Guys" and "Girls 13 And Up For Much Older Men" that were aimed at sex with children, the publicly held business Yahoo!was compelled to act by shutting down all chat rooms created by users and stopped the ability to create new user chat rooms. It is one of the most popular sites in the United States. Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports, and its social media website.
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Yahoo just announced that the newest version of its free Yahoo Messenger app will be optimized for i Pad 2 video chatting, and will allow users to video chat with others using Macs, PCs, or whatever.
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The agreement with the attorneys general of New York and Nebraska is the first to institute systemwide controls over chat rooms likely to be frequented by child predators.
Yahoo said it voluntarily suspended all user-created chat rooms on June 15 and is evaluating whether to reinstate the ability of users to create them.