Sex chat unmoderated
most likely, those rooms were filled with old, fat men wanking off to each other.
LONDON – Microsoft said Wednesday it would shut down its Internet chat rooms in 28 countries, saying the forums had become a haven for peddlers of junk e-mail and sex predators."The straightforward truth of the matter is free, unmoderated chat isn't safe," said Geoff Sutton, European general manager of Microsoft MSN.
Many of them look unprofessional or there’s nothing unique or memorable about their applications.
In fact, most modern chat sites might as well be carbon copies of each other.
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made a surprise move last week and shut down its user-created chatrooms.
state farm spokesman phil supple said, “we were thoroughly appalled when we were told that our ads were appearing on those sites.
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Users in the affected regions still will be able to chat online but must do so through Microsoft Messenger, the company's instant messaging product."This is a decision based upon consumer experiences, child protection and our strategic investment to build up MSN Messenger," Sutton said. software giant has been putting more weight behind its messenger service, including plans to license it to business customers and integrate it more closely with its money-losing MSN Web service.
Microsoft competes with AOL Time Warner's Internet unit and Yahoo in the hotly contested instant-messaging market. Some applauded the move, saying other Internet companies should follow Microsoft's lead in pulling the plug on unsupervised, anonymous chat areas.
once the news hit the air, the heat started beating down on yahoo!
, as clients such as pepsi and state farm pulled their advertising due to the issue.