13 March 2010

UK - Facebook security measures criticised after Ashleigh Hall murder

(Guardian)
Facebook was accused of a "glaring failure" to implement advice on protecting children online after the conviction of a man for kidnapping, raping and murdering a teenager he ensnared using the social networking site. The Liberal Democrats' home affairs spokesman, Chris Huhne, criticised Facebook for not adding a panic button, created by the Home Office's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, to its site. See also Police criticise Facebook safety record after Ashleigh Hall murder.