Sundaymercury writes: PEDOPHILES could be using on-line Xbox 360 games to groom their future victims, the head of cyber security at Microsoft has revealed.
if this is true i aint letting my lil sister go near the 360 unless im right next 2 her and that she can only play offline not online
Well, Xbox Live isn't directly to blame for this problem. Pedophiles -- unfortunately -- will use any and every means of accessing children to their advantage. However, it does need to be mentioned that XBox Live has a horrible reporting system for these sorts of things. Worse yet, Microsoft has made it clear in the past that they really don't give a rip as long as someone is a paying Xbox Live customer.
It's not just Live. It's any online medium. These people will do anything to get at the kids.
This isn't a problem with the Live its a problem with the internet, and pedophiles. At least Microsoft is concerned about it, and making an effort to combat it. Hopefully other gaming mediums will follow the example and really crack down on those sick bastards.
a pedo can just make a fake myspace and lure kids.
who talks about myspace anymore? its outdated and lame, this is about pedos luring small kids
a pedo can just adopt a child or steal one or befriend a mom that has a child. the internet isnt the bets place for pedos. people now days jump on the band wagon. KILL THE PEDO
And 40 year old fanatics spending 24/7 bashing MSFT enjoy a platform free of these kinds of problems lol(hunting for anti MSFT news wasting their life because of the competition).
Chill out, man. I see your point, but every post you make seems to make everyone hate you. Do you do this on purpose? Another thing: Do you even check your PM?
O look here is one of them now. A non 360 gamers coming in a 360 room to check out the topic ;)
C'mon. Man, What's your deal? Seriously. Your arrogance is astounding and your bad grammar doesn't help you not sound like an eighth grader. I keep telling you that I have a 360 and you still insist that I am a PS3 fanboy? Come off it. Why do you keep assuming everything?
Who cares if a sony fan comes in here. This concerns everyone not just 360 owners. If i had a little brother of sister i would not allow them to play online for this reason alone. So go back in your cave you troll and wait for the next person to flame.
why dis/POG is a known troll on n4g if you want to no why everyone seems to hate him just look at his comment history i dont think anyone noes his true intentions but to be honest i dont care and neither should anyone else
"O look here is one of them now. A non 360 gamers coming in a 360 room to check out the topic ;)" And the difference with you in a PS3 thread is? Hypocrite much? Lol, still the same old POG...Always good for a laugh. On Topic-: Applies to ANY online service, not just XBL.
pedophiles are sick people and use any form of media, any form of communication to groom their victims xbox live is an internet service and should be treated just as youd treat a site like myspace or facebook or a chatroom of any sort
Those dirty mo-fos get every-where man i remember readin an article sayin that "they" use Ps Home aswell Shoot on site thats wot i say
if i had a little sister i would buy her a playstation 3
rather than just not getting her an xbox gold account. Love the logic jackass
Ofcourse, the ps3 is a safe haven where no bad people exist, everyone who owns a ps3 is a honest person. So Pedo's could not possibly own a ps3. You have been eating mushrooms have not you ?
everyone just de-bubble him
Yea because the pedophiles wouldn't dare cross Sony. buy a wii if you concerned about online security, voice chat isn't even allowed on it.
but since you have to type in a number.........
Either way now you know how PS3 fans felt when the PS3 launched...sort of.
Pedo's try any form of communications to get to children. The 360 is not a pedo exclusive plaform.
Pedophiles could target kids using Microsoft's Xbox 360 Pedophiles could target kids using Sony's Playstation 3 Pedophiles could target kids using Valve's Steam (Send games as gifts)
We have a winner. Yes, they can use anything to target kids. Hell, maybe we should just turn off the internet! This is nothing specific to MS.
So that's why I've been getting those random steam gifts...
On PS3 except for those ones that claim that were in home but didn't prove anything till then there are more articles about pedos using XBox live exclusively for XBox 360 actually I did not shoot myself in the foot as you would like to believe considering there is not one evidence of there being pedos in home considering I said claim that doesn't mean that's true isn't that right since there was an article about it but didn't prove there was one now you're just twisting the words that I typed down but the article about XBox live are real considering that has been proven many times unlike home for PS3.
First you state there where 0 articles about pedo's on the ps3. Then you say there was an article about pedo's on home ? You like shooting yourself in the foot dont you ? Also, pedo's are everywhere, that why we try to protect our children.
Says you, I don't know if it's your flawed logic or inability to correctly communicate your ideas in English, but this is the second time inside an hour I've seen you be way off base with your info. Even so, why pretend your platform of choice has some kind of immunity? You just end up protecting the bad elements.
Well its too late for PS3 Home that's already fallen victim to PEDOPHILES. Actually its been run by PEDOPHILES.
i would buy her a ps3 and little big planet
Pedophiles could target kids using REAL LIFE!! :O
FFS, the media are a bunch of brainless morons. Pedophiles are probably using the classified section in the Sunday Mercury to attract kids. Maybe they should write an article about it.
It's just another means of getting to children. If LIVE is going to be blamed, you HAVE to point the finger at every other social networking community that allows people under the age of like 18. I don't think this should've been approved at all.
pedos are everywhere and use any type of communication to get to kids everyone noes this but since he used xbox live, its suddenly "news"?
what so they get out of raping little kids.... like holy sh*t... dont they feel like they are losers who can get some one their own age... dont they feel like they are doing something wrong... like they are f'ing weird
Pedophiles can use any way to do their nasty business. I don't think it's Xbox live's fault at all, they could use the most innocent way to find their victims. The best thing to do is to report suspicious activities to Microsoft in this case.
Huh is the biggest douche bag on the internet.
what utter rubbish.
Half the xbots on here are probably pedophiles.
you demonstrate why you have 1 bubble.
... is Cliffy B leading the charge?
I'm growing rather tired of these articles that seemingly target the Xbox 360 as the main medium that pedophiles work their black magic through. It can happen on any platform, especially PC. Please stop these negative articles about the 360. Cant we all just get along?
Until people figure out that FUN isn't an exclusive title, then we will still be getting articles against all platforms. for even as ridiculous reasons as this
I think the article was trying to state that it has become a problem that's getting bigger on the 360. We all know that the PC is the number one resource for a phedophile. But with the 360, they have another avenue to explore. And since the 360 is getting bigger and bigger it is becoming somewhat of a problem. but in my opinion, as long as parents monitor and explain to their kids the threats and dangers of the internet, just like in real life, I think they will have a better understanding of it. I think also, there are way too many kids playing M-rated games. I think no one below the age of 15 should be online anyways. That way they can at least be old enough to understand any dangers online.
Wow, that's the internet. It's filled with sick and disgusting people, LIVE and PSN alike. LIVE is larger and more publicized, so you'll hear about the problem their for more. It's sad that there are disgusting people out their like that, fricken perverts. Pedophiles should not be allowed to live or be castrated. It's disgusting. As Xbox LIVE approaches a member count (Gold and Silver, so over 24 million) that is equal to that of some small countries, Micrsoft (and Sony alike for their PSN service), institute mechanics to remove these disgusting people from the services permanently.
What?!!! Now our kids aren't even safe on the internet?!
Xbox LIVE has a neat feature to stop unwelcomed messages and vistors, its called 'block communication'. I normally use it on all americans because your all up yourselves, and it means NO one i deem to be a freak can talk to me. Its common sense, why would you want to meet a stranger you met over Xbox LIVE or PS3 network anyway, Its a 100% chance the guy your talking to is an absolute freak anyway. Only people i see outside of home that play Xbox LIVE are my mates and thats only about 5 people everyone else on my friends list can meet up with someone else.
hope there's no pedo room in home
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