"We've taken a look at our service and how we can make efforts to step up our efforts to provide a safe environment ...
Click on ' Groups' in the list of services on the Yahoo home page.
Select a chat room that sounds like one you'd like to join by clicking on its name.
Before the captchas arrived in 2007 (which did little in any case), Yahoo battled the bots by obfuscating the login protocol. Rinse and repeat - by the end, the protocol had grown to outrageous complexity.
A puny excerpt of the login sequence: And we have only barely begun.
Come to enjoy the chat room with cool chat, decent chat, entertaining chat, music with chat, fun with chat and much more that will let you chill in the chat rooms.
Chat is a common way to enhance your knowledge via chat rooms of your own choice.
It is for the best, for the spam had spread everywhere.
Yahoo chat rooms started life as a Java applet, chugging along in Netscape Navigator 4. But all messages went through Yahoo's servers, so they could fix it server-side: block the attack by rewriting the messages before sending them along.
I agree the teens rooms have a lot of filth in them and not just by adults preying on children. restricted internet access is better then nothing at all plus it will keep them from coming into contact with harmful chatters.
I have seen discusting ads from 13 year olds asking for sex and other perversions!! Close the teen rooms or monitor them is the best thing, hosts have a way of knowing who is legit or not and can clean up the filth the kids spew in the rooms too. Parents, when are we going to step up to the plate and take action? I applaud Microsoft for their efforts to protect kids from pedophiles, child molestors and online predators.
Microsoft announced this morning that, to reduce criminal exploitation of children, pornographic spam, and other inappropriate uses, the company will shut down its free MSN chat rooms in Asia, Europe, and Latin America and will limit the service in Brazil, Canada, Japan, and the United States.