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Mxit to Launch New Safety Control

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 15:45
Mxit, the mobile chat service introduces a new parental-control function.

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MXit has 34.4 million users primarily in South Africa and Indonesia
Mxit, a mobile chat and information-sharing service which has up to 10 million users, will introduce a new parental-control function that will allow parents to disable adult or public chatrooms for minors.

The move comes after a newspaper report that that 21-year-old Jean- Pierre Botes allegedly lured two Pretoria schoolgirls to his home after chatting to them on MXit.

MXit chief executive, Herman Heunis, points out that the company hopes to implement the feature before the school holidays.

To read the article titled, “MXit gets new safety controls,” click here.


Source: 
<br /> The Times
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