Yahoo shuts adult, child sex chat rooms

Yahoo Inc. agreed to shut down Internet chat rooms designed to promote sex between adults and children, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said Wednesday.

The agreement between the online media company and 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, Spitzer said.

"Because of this agreement, Yahoo chat rooms are a safer place today," said Jon Bruning, Nebraska's attorney general, in a statement. Yahoo shuts chat rooms promoting adult-child sex - Oct. 12, 2005

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