View Full Version : MSN shuts down its chatrooms

September 24th, 2003, 08:04 AM
Microsoft's internet service MSN is to cut back drastically its chatroom services because of concerns about child safety, it said. ......!!!!!!!!

MSN is closing all its chatrooms in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and most of Asia from 14 October, and changing the way others are operated globally.

"As a responsible leader we feel it necessary to make these changes because online chat services are increasingly being misused," it said.

Children's charities welcomed the move as "momentous" and said they saw it as a big step towards protecting young web users, but some have criticised the decision.

By only making instant messaging available, chatters will be able to restrict and control who they talk to because they can only chat to people on their "buddy lists".

People need to ask permission to be a "buddy" and they need to know the user's e-mail address to make a request, which means most children only have "buddies" who they know outside the internet.

They will also continue to make MSN Messenger free to users.


News Link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3133192.stm)

September 24th, 2003, 08:41 AM

September 24th, 2003, 09:26 AM
in one of the chat rooms with his pants down?? ;) :D

September 24th, 2003, 09:29 AM
MSN chat rooms are only & very suitable place to find a cyber friend..etc very easily.