Foley Scandal Turns Parents Into Web Sleuths – WSJ.com
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“Lori Hahn of Sacramento, Calif., has made a habit of talking to her three teenagers about being careful whom they talk to online. Now, after the discovery that former Rep. Mark Foley sent sexually explicit instant messages to congressional pages, she says she is no longer taking any chances.
“The Foley news spurred me to take action,” says Ms. Hahn, senior operations manager for a consulting firm, who days after the scandal broke installed IMSafer, a new program that promises to send her an email when sexual or predatory language appears in her children’s IM conversations. “I trust their judgment. But I don’t trust the people who are out there. The software gives me a little peace of mind.”
This speaks to the benefit of having customers available for reporters. Know who is using your product and how they use it.