'Creative' Cuomo effort to keep child porn off Facebook, MySpace

Hailing Facebook and MySpace as "industry leaders," Cuomo called on other companies to join the effort. He issued a letter to 13 sites with his entreaty: Black Planet, Buzznet, eSpin/eCrush, Flickr, Flixster, Fotolog, Friendster, hi5, Live Journal, MyLife (formerly Reunion.com), Orkut, Stickam, and Stardoll.

Cuomo announced last week that he plans to sue Tagged.com, a San Franscico company, over what he alleges have been slow responses to child pornography complaints from users. Tagged has previously defended its practices as similar to other sites. 

Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan said the database effort is among the "innovative systems" the site uses to protect kids.

Cuomo is the Democratic candidate for New York governor.