Myspace strikes deal with Florida on sex offenders

The social networking site "Myspace" has struck a deal with Florida intended to keep sexual predators away from kids surfing the Web.

Myspace will now make the profiles of all 16 and 17 year olds automatically "private".  It will also cross reference users with a sex offender database.

Additionally, Myspace will develop ways to verify the ages of users, and it will respond to all complaints about inappropriate content within 72 hours.