Amazon Wish Lists Expose Kids


Amazon.com's wish list feature is a great way to let relatives know what a kid wants. But it's also potentially a great way for predators to connect with kids. Wish lists let anyone pick from the vast array of products on the site and arrange them on a personal page to make it easy for friends and family to easily select and buy something that won't be exchanged or sent to the thrift store after the holiday. Creating a wish list is easy. Users register or sign in, search for products and then click the "Add to Wish List" button.

But would-be recipients of largess must provide their shipping addresses at registration, and, Amazon.com warns them, "We will display your city and state to help your friends and family identify you. We won't, however, show your phone number or street address to others." Amazon Wish Lists Expose Kids

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 29th November 2005 8:46PM