New software to monitor athletes’ web sites troubles legal experts

By January 14, 2008

A software program introduced here this weekend that searches for offensive content on college athletes’ social-networking sites has drawn mixed reactions from legal experts, who say it could threaten athletes’ constitutional rights.

“Do you know what your athletes are posting on Facebook and MySpace? We do!” says an ad for the program, YouDiligence, that shows a photo of a grinning male student holding a bottle of beer.

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