Website Sued for "Enabling " Child Predators - New York News

Website Sued for "Enabling " Child Predators

Posted: Updated:

(FOX 11/ AP) The city of San Francisco has sued a social networking website claiming it is enabling sexual predators to target minors.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed the lawsuit on Monday against MeetMe.com, saying it was violating California laws by unlawfully publishing personal information such as profiles, photos and real-time locations that enable sexual predators to target children as young as 13.

The lawsuit says dozens of minors nationwide have been victimized in sex crimes by predators who relied on information obtained through the website of the Pennsylvania-based company.

MeetMe CEO Geoff Cook said the company cannot comment on the pending litigation but noted the company has online safety programs and works closely with law enforcement.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • The Big Idea

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:49 GMT
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
  • Another company to give family free cruise

    Family of 5-year-old with cancer upset with cruise line

    Family of 5-year-old with cancer upset with cruise line

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:52:08 GMT
    A Long Island family is upset that a cruise line won't accommodate them after their 5-year-old son had to have emergency surgery for cancer. Nicolas Colucci and the rest of his family was supposed to go on a cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. They did not buy travel insurance, so Norwegian says they cannot rebook the cruise so close to departure. The CEO of a rival cruise line saw their story and reached out to the Colucci family to offer them a free cruise.
    A Long Island family is upset that a cruise line won't accommodate them after their 5-year-old son had to have emergency surgery for cancer. Nicolas Colucci and the rest of his family was supposed to go on a cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. They did not buy travel insurance, so Norwegian says they cannot rebook the cruise so close to departure. The CEO of a rival cruise line saw their story and reached out to the Colucci family to offer them a free cruise.
  • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

    Pete Seeger's environmental legacy lives on

    Pete Seeger's environmental legacy lives on

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:16:30 GMT
    American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger's passion for music and the environment embodied who he was every single day of his life. In 1966, Seeger co-founded the organization Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Ever since, Seeger's 106-foot-long sloop, Clearwater, has been sailing up and down the Hudson River to educate and inspire children to protect the environment.
    American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger's passion for music and the environment embodied who he was every single day of his life. In 1966, Seeger co-founded the organization Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Ever since, Seeger's 106-foot-long sloop, Clearwater, has been sailing up and down the Hudson River to educate and inspire children to protect the environment.
  • Tech NewsTech NewsMore>>

  • myFOX Tech

    Avast Buys 20 Used Smartphones, Reads "Deleted" Data

    Avast Buys 20 Used Smartphones, Reads "Deleted" Data

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:10:34 GMT
    Avast buys 20 used phones, reads "deleted" data. Here are 5 steps you can take to protect your data before selling your phone.
    Avast buys 20 used phones, reads "deleted" data. Here are 5 steps you can take to protect your data before selling your phone.
  • myFOX Tech

    Review: Is Samsung’s Gear Fit A Good Fit For Your Exercise Needs?

    Review: Is Samsung’s Gear Fit A Good Fit For Your Exercise Needs?

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-07-02 17:42:25 GMT
    Review: Is Samsung's new smartwatch/fitness tracker, the Gear Fit, a perfect fit for your workout needs? Our Tech Ninja gives it a workout!
    When Samsung released the first generation Galaxy Gear watch, I was not impressed. At all. Cool idea, but horrible execution. Now they've released the Gear Fit and, my how things have changed!
  • myFOX Tech

    Google Announces Android Wear, Android Auto, Android Fit, Android TV and More

    Google Announces Android Wear, Auto, Fit, TV and More

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-06-25 22:35:15 GMT
    Day one of Google’s I/O Developer conference began with a bang at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The tech giant announced Android Wear, TV, Fit, Auto, the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and more!
    Day one of Google’s I/O Developer conference began with a bang at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The tech giant announced Android Wear, TV, Fit, Auto, the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and more!
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices