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My Space Announces New Safety Restrictions

My Space is announcing new restrictions for adults trying to contact teens online. The news come less than a week after a 16-year-old traveled to the Middle East to meet a man she met on My Space.

Starting next week, adults can no longer contact teens or have access to their profiles on My Space without already knowing their email address or full name. Safety experts say it's not a solution though. They say there is still no way to verify ages of adults posing as teens.

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