MySpace will allow parents to monitor children

MySpace, owned by News Corp, faces a double edged sword. On one side, are the young people that are its users who will be looking for privacy from watchful eyes of their parents. On the other, parents are trying to protect their children from Internet predators. MySpace is now side-stepping a potential lawsuit from thirty-three state attorneys by offering a software package code named Zephyr which will allow parents to spy on their children and in effect place the burden of age verification on the parents.
There is no good way to approach this issue without having lawsuits on one end, or having your user base potentially abandon you. Hopefully MySpace will figure out the happy fine line to please both sides and not have to go down the lose-lose path.
Via ZDnet